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Book Review: The Rent is Too Damn High

Matt Yglesias‘s ebook, The Rent is Too Damn High  tells the story of how high housing costs are having profound negative impacts on our society. Yglesias explains how current attempts to deal with the issue are inadequate, and how restrictive zoning laws and regulations are severely restricting housing supply in America’s coastal cities and thus drive [...]
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