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View Resource NeedCom: Market Research for Panhandlers

Launched by Weblab and the Public Broadcasting Service, NeedCom, created by artist Cathy Davies, explores market research for panhandlers. NeedCom begins with a survey of six real New York City panhandlers and their business tactics, complete with location information, photos, and .wav files of their pitches. Users are asked to record how much they would give each panhandler -- from $0.00 to...