Squatters are taking up residence in foreclosed homes.
Neighbors in the pricey areas are outraged, apparently. They would prefer millions of empty homes, together with millions of homeless people? They don’t say as much, but that’s the alternative.
Can all this foreclosed housing be re-allocated quickly and efficiently with a minimum of human suffering? This is an easy question. The answer is no.
I don’t approve of squatting. It’s against the law. But there has been so much law breaking leading to this point that singling out squatters for outrage is a too late half measure, at best. Anyone feeling “outraged” should look in the mirror and take stock of his own role in making the world a place where these things are happening. There’s more than enough blame to go around.
Happy Thanksgiving, though. To the squatters and everyone else.