Alcoholics are being paid in beer to clean the streets of Amsterdam as part of a project partly funded by the Dutch government - the organisers think other countries should abandon "old-fashioned political correctness" and adopt the same approach...
"It's quite difficult to get these people off the alcohol completely. We have tried everything else. Now this is the only thing that works. We might not make them better, but we are giving them a better quality of life and it's better for the neighbourhood, they're giving something back to society."...
And all of the residents we spoke to said they were happy with the government supporting this unconventional approach.
06 January 2014
Amsterdam pays alcoholics with beers
Classify this as "thinking out of the box" -