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Living downtown it's easy to see the plight of homeless as a leading indicator of the overall economy. When the economy is doing alright grifters mostly just look for spare change for a tiny bit of financial freedom, "luxuries" like a coca-cola on a warm day, or hot coffee on a cool one. The homeless I've talked to (or tried to avoid, based on demeanor) the last few months have me on edge that the economy is not healthy and this is going to be a grim winter.