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Investment Property Owners May Force Rent Control

I just read a blog entry from an investment property owner complaining about the prospect of rent control. According to him, rent control is bad, because it “destroys the availability of good housing”; it allegedly “punishes” property owners by not allowing them to charge [ 418 more words

Income Disparity

Water, Water, Everywhere

There’s an epidemic spreading through the Bay Area these days. Not Ebola. It’s not whooping cough, measles, or even creeping Republicanism. No, it’s far, far, worse. 547 more words


San Francisco voters rejected a measure limiting Airbnb rentals

In a major victory for Airbnb, San Francisco voters have rejected by a wide margin a measure limiting short-term rentals in the city to 75 nights a year, according to early voting results. 308 more words

Can You Afford To Be Who You Are?

The 10-30-15 AP reports: “Alabama Teacher of the Year told she’s unqualified, resigns”. 2015 Alabama Teacher of the Year and 2015 National Teacher of the Year finalist Ann Marie Corgill chose to resign after the Alabama Department of Education deemed her unqualified to teach the class she was assigned by the local school board that had employed her. 389 more words

Critical Analysis

An Open Letter to a Developer

Dear Ryan Pedram,

Hi, my name is Rebekah and I live down the block from the luxury condominiums you are currently constructing. Let me tell you a little bit about myself and my street. 1,378 more words

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The Elderly and Disabled Get Screwed Again

An article published on CNN.com titled “No Raise for Social Security Recipients” this year. The formula that the Social Security Administration uses to track inflation based increases on… 252 more words

Income Disparity

Dramatic Increase in Homeless on Streets of NYC (PBS MetroFocus Video PLUS)

Everyday, during my commute from my home in Queens to my workplace in the Bronx, I am awed by the numerous apartment buildings being constructed in Long Island City, Harlem and the South Bronx for “high end” renters. 333 more words