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It's Happening Again - Homes Lost - Some Rent Control Needed

surada

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Awesome!

Should be easy for you to come up with 5 differences.

Save me the work.. Just speak your peace.. Communists aren't liberals..The Swedes and Danes and Norwegians are liberals. Live and let live is NOT a Soviet motto.
 

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I told him he needs to move somewhere cheaper/get a roommate. Maybe both.

The owner may have taken out a new mortgage for repairs or whatever... or for an increase in property taxes. Who knows.
 

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Fascism is a political ideology. Communism is an economic ideology.

Apples are not the opposite or oranges.

It is true fascism is more political, a dictatorship of the wealthy elite, oligarchs.
And communism is a means by which excess capital can be raised collectively for communal and cooperative enterprise.
But the reality is that they also are opposites in that if allowed, the poor majority would use government to provide cheaper alternative competition to the monopolistic demands of the wealthy elite.
And the wealthy elite do not want the poor majority to have any alternative to their monopolistic demands.
This is not just true for housing, but wages, food, health care, etc.
 

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In many cases yes. But if the neighborhood changes, and you want to get out, it could be had to sell. Also, with ownership, you pay all the maintenance and repair expenses, and property tax

You actually are paying the maintenance, repairs, and property tax anyway, in your rent.
While a mortgage is rough at first, it stays the same, while rents always go up.
After just a few years, mortgage payments are always less than rents.
Plus you get tax right off for things like property tax, that renters are not allowed.
 

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Old enough to notice you didn't come up with 5 differences.

There are way more than 5.
The soviets were not at all communist because with communism everyone gets their share of the profits, and the Soviets clearly had a wealthy elite separate from the masses.
The soviets could only maintain such an unequal distribution of resources by not allowing democratic representations.
Since liberals in the US support multi party, free and fair elections, they are nothing like soviets.
Liberals in the US do not necessarily have any problem with private enterprise, just that they believe essential social services should be provided whether or not they are huge profit makers that would attract entrepreneurs. Health care and housing for the elderly obvious should not be just up for the highest bidder. We should have price controls, subsidies, or public competition to prevent monopolies.
 

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Why it exists. It is here for the PROTECTION of the people. It is FOR the people. As much as l respect business ownership and private enterprise (I owned my own business for 12 years in the past), I recognize that business owners should not be be allowed to do ANYTHING.
I like how the free market becomes bad and big government becomes good when one's own ox is gored. What a hoot.
 

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And now you want to throttle real estate growth. Oh the humanity, will no one think of the profits?
Donald Trump is a right winger, and he presented many very successful free market capitalism solutions for 4 years, including the last quarter of 2020 having the highest GDP growth in US history. Highest stock market readings ever. You are simply wrong and ridiculous.
 
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I think so too in a nuanced sort of way. But my country practices capitalism and so the ultimate solution always has to be connected with 'supply and demand'.

America is far from abandoning 'capitalism' and so rent controls' must be some sort of temporary and limited solution.

I'll leave it there for you reply for now, in order to be able to determine if you understand what I've said?

But fwiw, rent controls aren't a satisfactory solution for even socialists. Socialism has to be able to function within the bounds of capitalism and democracy, or it will fail.
Since the 1930s, the US has been a blend of capitalism & socialism. I was born in 1946, in New York City. I grew up in a rent controlled apartment (whole city had rent control, and it still does today)
 

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Since the 1930s, the US has been a blend of capitalism & socialism. I was born in 1946, in New York City. I grew up in a rent controlled apartment (whole city had rent control, and it still does today)

It was a bad idea in 1946, a worse idea today.
 
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And now you want to throttle real estate growth. Oh the humanity, will no one think of the profits?
Not easy to think of landlords' profits, when you're being forced out of your home where you've been living for years, and you really have nowhere to move to.

That's what this thread is about, not landlords, real estate growth, or profits.
 

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