‘I don’t see the heartless soul of capitalism’

BRATTLEBORO — Allison Teague clearly has her heart in the right place when offering compassion and a hand up to anyone struggling on the street.

However, I don't see the heartless soul of capitalism in the anonymous Open Letter [“A direct negative impact on our economic sustainability,” May 29] previously contributed by some downtown business owners.

If a person has demonstrated the lack of ability to handle their financial responsibilities and prioritize rent or a mortgage over an addiction, whether because of a disease of not, it makes sense to me to give that money to a nonprofit entity who will assist them with real services.

Maybe it's time to write that big fat check to Groundworks, Turning Point, or Project CARE, as the business owners suggested.

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