The New Squatters
In the wake of the housing bust, some squatters are doing so not for financial expediency, but because they reject the idea that homes be treated as commodities.
In the wake of the housing bubble's burst, squatters are making their move on abandoned properties. Some are not just squatting for financial expediency—they are anarchists who believe everyone has a right to housing and reject the idea that homes be treated as commodities to be speculated over for profit. "It's an old squatters' adage," one is quoted as saying. "Don't just squat to live, but live to squat."