Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Squat

It isn't really a modern American tradition, though it has been elsewhere. I admit I admire it - not the associated crime and the trouble they cause for their neighbors, but just taking over truly abandoned buildings? Why not.

Squatters have descended on every corner of the Las Vegas Valley, taking over empty houses in struggling working-class neighborhoods, in upscale planned communities like Summerlin, and everywhere in between. And they often bring a trail of crime with them.

Geithner foamed the runway. This is part of his legacy. Better to kick people out and leave behind devasted neighborhoods than let those irresponsible mortgage holders find a way to stay in homes they were probably screwed out of.