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Liberty is the disease, The Nation has the cure: ‘Let’s get rid of private housing’

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Oh, Bernie’s gonna love this:

Talk about beyond parody. As super-duper Marxist Jesse A. Myerson writes:

Lets get rid of private housing.

Plenty of time and effort have lately gone into analyzing a host of related criseshomelessness, unaffordable urban real estate, devastating gentrification, and a housing bubble whose burst landed us in the Great Recession. But the explanations tend to be incomplete, the attributions shortsighted, and the policies rearguard. For every liberal who insists that deregulating zoning laws will curb skyrocketing urban housing prices, theres a conservative who blames the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act for the housing bubble, and none of them is anywhere near the mark.

The true culprit is so deeply embedded in American notions of wealth, rights, and property that we cannot see it for the terrible economy policy it is: private housing. Real estate as a store of private wealth is the rotten tree that sprouts these diseased branches, and the solution is to quit pruning twigs and chop the sucker down.

It only gets better from there.

Yeah, private property is, like, so lame.

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