Rent Control: Another Demonstration of Government Overregulation

You’ve heard the old saying: “the definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.” Unfortunately, looking around at our elected officials and local regulators as they actively promote rent control, a known failed policy, is exactly that – insanity. In 1995, California state lawmakers passed the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which […]

Rent Control: Another Property Rights Violation

The protections against arbitrary and capricious government regulations are enshrined in our Constitution – most notable, the 5th and 14th Amendments, which say that private property shall not be taken for public use without the payment of just compensation and that government cannot deprive a person of life, liberty or property without due process of […]