Stephen Kinsella: In control? No quick fix for rental market

Stephen Kinsella: In control? No quick fix for rental market

We had rent control in Ireland between the 1940s and 1980s, and they didn’t work then

Take 100 economists. Punch each of them. Now that you’re feeling better, stick your hand in some ice and ask them each a question: do they think rent control, or price ceilings of any kind, are a good idea? They will already be a bit annoyed at you, but suggesting rent control will probably offend them more than a knuckle sandwich.

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