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By: The Editorial BoardJanuary 18, 2018
In the face of ever-growing housing costs, the idea of controlling rents through government mandate can seem appealing, especially to those most desperate for some relief.
After all, what could be better than the promise of combating rising housing costs by passing laws to limit rising housing costs? It almost sounds magical.
Unfortunately for proponents, reality is not very accommodating to proponents of rent control.