Biting the hand that houses them

2015-07-30 The San Francisco Examiner

Michael Farren argues in The San Francisco Examiner that "if San Francisco’s residents and city leaders want to solve their never-ending affordable housing shortage, they should ... reduce housing regulations and 'unleash the cranes'.” In this context he refers to a quotation by Assar Lindbeck, IFN and Stockholm University: “Next to bombing, rent control seems in many cases to be the most efficient technique so far known for destroying cities.”

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