Maybe it wouldn't be a problem if the city was cleaner and safer!
If the company is based in Phila shouldn’t they still be paying city wage tax?
Has anyone given any thought to the use of "Peloton"- or "Stair-Master"-looking, "flywheel"-type electricity generators, as a way of allowing people who are newly "in recovery" to earn money while doing something that alleviates the depression and anxiety (and the agonizing experience of wallowing in regret for actions that the newly-recovering person "wakes up" and realizes that they had done)...
...WHILE allowing that person --some of whom might be otherwise-unemployable (as I was, when I first got clean)-- to actually BE productive, possibly generating actual income, based on the quality and quantity of the work that they perform?
In some places, there are laws that are already "on the books", that allow people who generate excess electricity, in their homes, to sell that energy to the electrical utility, at a specific rate.
When I got clean, I couldn't be around other people, in-person, for more than a couple of hours at a time, at the maximum.
Allowing people to "ride a stationary-bike" (including "recumbent bikes" and bikes that people could "ride" while LEANING FORWARD (thus, approximating Stair-Master motions, without requiring that all of a person's body-weight be "stressing" that person's hips and knees) and EARN MONEY, even EARLY IN RECOVERY might provide some measure of "achievement" and "self-esteem" to be felt, that MIGHT help to counter-balance the intense feelings of regret and, even, despair that newly-recovering persons feel.
We have State-subsidized schools of engineering, here.
We also have at least one charter-school where the high-school-aged students worked some kind of electronic wonder with an old satellite-dish.
So, creating those generators (and the assembly-line processes, etc. that would be needed, in order to assemble a few thousand of them) might not need to cost a fortune, if the ones who did that development-work could get some kind of scholastic or other credit, for contributing to the project.
BUT, would people be willing to actually DO that kind of thing, as they recover?
Or, would the "bad attitude" and despair that are part and parcel of being addicted to a substance...
...cause people to think that they were being "used" as "pods" in some kind of real-live version of "The Matrix"?
I don't know.
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