Should People Profit from Housing? Bernie Sanders Says Yes, and No


Should People Profit from Housing? Bernie Sanders Says Yes, and No

2019-09-20T14:29:49-07:00September 20th, 2019|Advocacy|

Bernie Sanders has gone much further than any of the other 2020 Democratic presidential candidates in proposing not just more money for affordable housing, or more enforcement of fair-housing laws, but also fundamental changes in how the housing market functions.

His most startling ideas — a national rent control standard, and new taxes on land speculation and house “flipping” — would bring America closer to the idea that housing should be treated as shelter and not a commodity.

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