Mark Calabria over at Cato wrote on 15 March that affordable housing prices and conditions are being taken to their breaking point, and misses a key point.

Calabria:

 If liberals truly cared about the poor and needy, they’d deregulate their local housing market and actually allow for the provision of affordable housing.

If memory serves, isnt this the exact topic Matt Yglesias discusses in his new book, “The Rent is Too Damn High” ? Except that Yglesias is for deregulation in housing and basically makes Calabria’s points moot.

Nice try though.

 

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