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Tipping Point?

Tipping Point?

STATE OF EMERGENCY California was declared under a perpetual state of emergency by Governor Brown and now Governor Newsome due to the damaging wildfires that seem to occur like clockwork every year. They also appear to increase in magnitude and frequency annually. The...
Do Laws get more or less stringent?

Do Laws get more or less stringent?

I’ve spent the last four posts discussing AB 1482 The Tenant Protection Act also referred to by many as ‘rent control’.  The reality is that we will not fully understand the ramifications of this law for several years until it is fully implemented and comprehended by...
The 9 Most Terrifying Words in the English Language

The 9 Most Terrifying Words in the English Language

I’m (1) from (2) the (3) government (4) and (5) I’m (6) here (7) to (8) help (9) These are the nine most terrifying words in the English language according to Ronald Reagan. In this post I’m going to discuss the potential negatives to the Tenant Protection Act most...
The PROs Argument to Rent Control Laws

The PROs Argument to Rent Control Laws

In order for my analysis to have validity I’d like to examine both the positive and negative aspects of the Tenant Protection Act also known as AB 1482. In general, tenant protection and rent cap laws, commonly referred to as “Rent Controls”, take on negative...
The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM …JUST CAUSE The majority of economists that research “protective” tenant measures such as rent controls agree that these laws fail in accomplishing their goals of affordability, supply of housing, and displacement of tenants. The statistics...