Exit Ramp: A Short Case Study of the Profitability of Panhandling

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Have you ever wondered how much that guy with the cardboard sign makes? One economics student did and he decided to find out. During the summer of his senior year at college, while earning a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, David P. Spears spent eighty hours undercover as a panhandler. Systematically recording every transaction at the exit ramp, Spears captured a rarely seen picture of how modern urban charity works. This book is the record of his adventures, part economic research, part investigative journalism. ...

Exit Ramp: A Short Case Study of the Profitability of Panhandling 2013, Madison Street Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780983671947

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