Amsterdam's pragmatic approach to problem alcoholics: pay them in beer, let them work buzzed

  • by: TOBY STERLING , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 16, 2014 - 9:01 AM

AMSTERDAM — The men streaming in and out of a small clubhouse in east Amsterdam could almost be construction workers at the end of a hard day, taking off their orange reflective vests and cracking jokes as they suck down a few Heinekens, waiting for their paychecks.

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