Just back from NYC. This trip there were people collecting money around Times Square for homeless persons. There was a 27 year old man on 5th Avenue, holding a piece of cardboard with 'Please Help' written on it. He was the same age as my son, also homeless but through choice. I asked him how he got to be in this mess but he seemed spaced out (so there's your answer I suppose). I thought about his parents. A few blocks down from him there was a huge toyshop, Schwartz?, selling stuffed cuddly animals for $5000. What's wrong with society when there are people begging for small change to get a coffee and, in the same street, people spending $5000 on a cuddly toy for their kid? The world's gone mad. I've been looking up info about homelessness in NYC since I got home. The figures are shocking. In the UK figures are growing too, as changes to social security payments mean people can no longer afford to pay rent. Here, wealthy foreign buyers are spending millions on exclusive apartments in London while local families rely on food handouts and are being made homeless. I can't really comment on this. I don't see any answers. It makes me angry.