Episode 51: Don’t rent-control your way into being ‘California East’

Michael Schaus

Free to Offend Episode 51 | Guest: Emily Hamilton, Mercatus Center

Nevada politicians are starting to toy with the idea of “rent control” policies as a way to give relief to families facing skyrocketing housing costs. Sheesh… “Do you want California’s housing issues? Because that’s how you get California housing issues.”

Despite the obvious failures of such policies elsewhere, politicians who are eager for quick political wins are, nonetheless, going to continue pushing such tried-and-failed proposals. Emily Hamilton, Director of the Urbanity Project at the Mercatus Center joined the program to discuss why rent control fails to deliver on its grandiose promises — and, more importantly, what kind of policies should be considered instead.


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