Sure Beats Workin'
Begging is big business.
Either way you slice it, it remains to be said that some panhandlers and street performers can actually do quite well. Panhandlers in New York City's Upper East Side, working outside of Saks (SKS) or Nordstrom (JWN), routinely bring in over a dollar a minute. At 40 hours a week, that's about $125,000 annually. Busking-a.k.a. street performing-is one of the oldest professions out there, with the earliest accounts dating back to Roman times. Were it not for the traditions of troubadours, we'd be without suck folk greats as Bob Dylan and Joan Baez
Join Hoofy and Boo as they report on the big business of panhandlers.
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