Okay, well, perhaps a clarification is in order. The dots don't represent human beings who are schmucks. They represents delinquent properties presumably owned by schmucks or—to be fair—non-schmucks who have been unable to survive a terrible economy. As Patrick Kerkstra lays out in the most recent installment of "A Deluge of Deadbeats," a collaborative series with the Inquirer, this year these schmucky dots have cost the city $43.8 million in new debt. For the interactive version of the map, click on the link below.
· Tax Delinquent Properties in Philadelphia [PlanPhilly]