Caption: The Trickle-up Theory
Sign on table: I might hire him if you give me his share.
Little sign reads: NEED HELP
I used to drive a cab. One day I kept passing this same intersection where a man was holding a sign, “Will work for food”. At the end of the day I got a call to pick him up at the Hardee’s on that corner. I forget where I took him, but on the way I told him that I know a man who might put him to work in one of his two businesses. I told him I’d write the the name and phone number down and give it to him when we stopped. But when we stopped, he got out, whipped out a huge roll of cash, peeled off more than enough for the fare, and took off while I was still telling him about the man.