The Hidden Cost of Counting the Homeless | Global Affairs & Human Geography Digital Knowledge Source |

A professor criticizes the "culture of quantification," arguing that we don't do enough with the data we collect.  If all we do is count (or attempt to count the homeless), does that help them in any way?  Are we counting them just to give us the numbers to receive credit that may help other programs but not help the homeless?  Data for data's sake??