The Vermont Cynic

Resisting rent control

James Simpson

March 23, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Due to the high cost of housing here in Burlington, many residents might find the idea of rent control attractive. But rent control is bad economic policy, and would hurt the people it is supposed to help. Rent control is a government-imposed price ceiling on rent. Landlords would not legally be able to charge more than the...

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