Showing posts with label rent control. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rent control. Show all posts

February 10, 2018

VIDEO: Donald Trump - Interview with Donahue 1987

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Sharp and astute, Trump takes on Phil Donahue back in the day.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

John Stossel: Economic Myths

Economic ignorance sells.    Hillary Clinton: "Of course we want to raise the minimum wage!" Donald Trump: If we trade with China, "they suck us dry ... take everything. We get nothing!" Bernie Sanders: "Ordinary Americans are working longer hours for lower wages." But it's not true! Politicians are so ignorant about economics. On his blog, Cafe   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The Fact-Free Left: Part II

Intentions trump results, every time.     There is no way to know what is going on in someone else's mind. But sometimes their behavior tells you more than their words. The political left's great claim to authenticity and honor is that what they advocate is for the benefit of the less fortunate. But how could we test that? T.S. Eliot once said,    ... MORE

How San Francisco's Progressive Policies Hurt The Poor

by Scott Beyer.    In recent years, a contradiction has unfolded in San Francisco. On the one hand, the city continues to practice progressive economic policies. But rather than helping its poor and middle-class—as such policies are advertised as doing—these groups in San Francisco have become more unequal, downwardly mobile, and altogether     ... MORE

Airbnb And Its Enemies: Who's Afraid Of A $10-A-Night-Sofa

by Jim Epstein.       Lauren and Rob, who moved to New York City to make it in showbiz, rent a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side that costs $2,250 per month. Lacking a regular paycheck, the two performers make ends meet by hawking short-term stays on their living-room couch for $65 a night. Travelers find them through  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Liberalism Vs. Blacks

Evidence can be a real inconvenience.     There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds? San Francisco is a classic example of a city unexcelled in its liberalism. But the black population of San Francisco today is less   ... MORE

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - Public Housing

Professor Friedman discusses another road paved with good intentions.