Posted by Old Boy
The Absurd Contradictions of Capitalism
How obscene is 22 empty homes for every American homeless person?
In Ireland if you exclude holiday homes approx 230,000 houses lie vacant. It is estimated over 5000 people are homeless and there is a large waiting list for local authority housing* (* Over 98,000 households in 2011) and there is very little housing association accommodation available.
If you do the maths we have 46 houses vacant for every homeless person.
How wasteful and shameful is this?