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Rent Control Boosters and Bashers Both Base Claims on Incomplete Research

As Californians battle this fall over a ballot measure to allow cities much wider leeway to impose all sorts of rent control, both sides of the debate throw around citations to academic papers, economic studies and seemingly compelling statistics. The studies, they say, prove that restricting what landlords can charge tenants either helps preserve affordable housing or exacerbates the crisis by driving owners out of the rental business and killing off construction.  Read more