Origins of the Homeless Crisis

Origins of the Homeless Crisis

Original air date: September 9, 2023

Origins of the Homeless Crisis

BY: Dr. Elaina George, Host & Contributing Health Editor
PUBLISHED: September 9, 2022 

An Honest Discussion on Homelessness

Wesley J. Smith, lawyer, award winning author, and Chair and Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center For Human Exceptionalism joins Dr. George to explore the policies that have led to the homeless crisis.

About Wesley J. Smith

Origins of the Homeless Crisis

Wesley J. Smith is an award-winning author, international lecturer and public speaker. He left the full-time practice of law in 1985 to pursue a career in writing and public advocacy.


He is the author or coauthor of fourteen books, including:

  • Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine
  • Forced Exit: Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide and the New Duty to Die 
  • Consumer’s Guide to a Brave New World
  • A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement
  • The War on Humans
  • Power Over Pain: How to Get the Pain Control You Need (co-authored with Eric M. Chevlen, MD)

Additionally, Smith has published hundreds of articles and opinion columns. He covers issues such as the importance of being human (human exceptionalism), assisted suicide, bioethics, eugenics, transhumanism, legal ethics, medical ethics, and public affairs.

As a result, his writing has appeared nationally and internationally including:

  • Newsweek
  • New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal 
  • USA Today
  • Forbes


Also, throughout his career in public advocacy, Smith has appeared on thousands of television and radio talk/interview programs including: 

  • ABC Nightline
  • Good Morning America
  • CNN World Report
  • CBS Evening News
  • Fox News Network

Further, Smith is often called upon by members of legislative and executive branches of government to give advice on issues within his fields of expertise. He has testified as an expert witness in front of federal and state legislative committees and has counseled government leaders internationally about matters of mutual concern.

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