TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020
The War on Landlords is Accelerating: How Bad Will It Get?
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The idea of abolishing rent is not new, but until now it has never really been considered anything but a nutty pipe dream. But with the economic carnage wreaked by the virus and ensuing government lockdown still ongoing it has disturbingly come to be viewed as a conceivable policy option. With tens of millions out of work, the ability to pay for basic necessities like housing is obviously a valid concern, but the callousness of the idea of simply expropriating housing from property owners is disturbing and indicative of darker trends coursing through the body politic in these turbulent times.
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Why would anyone be a landlord?
The Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats pandering to the mob to solve a “problem” that they created with their “stupid” or at least ill-considered policies.
Yet another example of — “The government is good at one thing. It knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say, ‘See if it weren’t for the government, you wouldn’t be able to walk.” ― Harry Browne