Only bombs destroy a city more quickly than rent control

2015-06-04 Irish Independent

The Attorney General has cleared the way for temporary rent controls, writes Irish Independent. The author argues: "Just look at Stockholm, for examples, for the harm that a rent ceiling can inflict on a city." He quotes Assar Lindbeck, IFN and Stockholm University, saying that "rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city - except for bombing".

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