wilful misconceptions about homelessness

wilful misconceptions about homelessness: that it is a lifestyle choice, which oddly becomes more popular during periods of nationwide economic ruin; that poverty is down to personal failure; that kindness perpetuates it; and, more than any misconception, that good shelter is readily available.

via Spikes keep the homeless away, pushing them further out of sight | Alex Andreou | Comment is free | theguardian.com.