That article refers to people who are renting out their property the rest of the year. The property isn't going unused.
Even if the property wasn't being used, paying property tax without consuming municipal services could be a net gain for the city.
Finally, blaming the rich (and foreigners) for the price of housing in Paris seems a bit silly when you consider the crazy zoning laws in effect. Limiting all buildings to 37 metres is going to affect the housing market a lot more than the odd millionaire buying a summer home.
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