Rent Control: A Case Study of British Columbia

The Mid-Atlantic Journal of Business, Vol. 30, No. 3, 1994

4 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2011

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Date Written: July 21, 2011

Abstract

Rent Control is a policy that still bedevils modern society. Tucker (1990) goes so far as to lay the blame for homelessness almost entirely on this policy. British Columbia is the only jurisdiction in the entire world in the last 30 years which has eliminated its rent control. It has done so, moreover, without suffering any deleterious effects. Because of its unhappy previous experiences with rent control, this enactment has long been viewed unfavorably by the majority of the citizenry of British Columbia.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., Rent Control: A Case Study of British Columbia (July 21, 2011). The Mid-Atlantic Journal of Business, Vol. 30, No. 3, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1892361

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