The misleading narrative of the greedy landlord

The misleading narrative of the greedy landlord

A tenant’s tragic tale tends to become the only ‘fact’ that matters, despite the many other issues at play

A common narrative, in particular among the often misguided political left in Ireland, is that landlords are fundamentally greedy and desirous of breaking the backs of the people they house in order to enrich themselves.

That the same group can’t spot obvious rent-seeking behaviour in the unions they tend to align with is worth contemplating the next time you can’t catch a bus to work. The meme exists by taking one bad landlord, any tragic...

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