Jul 17th 2009 11:32AM We owned a house in London once, and had squatters. I would not call them thiefs by any means. Nor the squatters in Geneva, who have done in part a tgerrific job using unused buildings. An affordable roof over one's head is a right, and when the superrich buy up loads of property they hardly use, then they are actually taking space away and pushing up the prices for everyone. So, no, as much as I appreciate the good life, I do firmly believe that it is unfair for people to leave property lying around empty in high-demand areas. All revolutions have occured because of the haves and have nots. If you have a ton of money, you also have to be responsible with it or, ultimately, pay the consequences.