London’s Rotting Derelict Mansions

From a MeFi thread about an article in The Guardian:

Article: Inside ‘Billionaires Row’: London’s rotting, derelict mansions worth £350m The North London street where billionaires can buy homes, never live in them, let them rot and still make millions

Comment:

“The rich buying enormous houses so they can sit and rot then complaining people might actually want to tax them for it and threatening to take their buying an enormous house to sit and rot’ business elsewhere is such a breathtakingly good metaphor for the state of the world.”

Comment and discussion http://www.metafilter.com/136222/Inside-Billionaires-Row-Londons-rotting-derelict-mansions#5400232

Image from the Guardian article