Rent Control Is Not Enough

Abrams, Charles
March 1942
New Republic;3/16/42, Vol. 106 Issue 11, p362
Focuses on rent control policies adopted by the U.S. government. Statement that the government set up fair-rent committees with instructions to bring rents down through moral suasion; Information that after two years of a bull market in rents without precedent, the U.S. Congress authorized rent control, including it in the general price-control set-up; Suggestion that rent control should be taken out of price-control administration and made part the new National Housing Agency.


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