Aposto que ele disse que controle de preços não tem final feliz. Indeed! Trecho:
A forthcoming JPE piece quantifies how rent control reduces the property values of not just controlled properties but surrounding properties as well. It does this by studying what happened in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after the state legislature suddenly eliminated rent control in 1995.
(…) For each property, the researchers calculated what percentage of units were controlled within a radius of 0.2 miles. The researchers then looked at how housing values evolved after the elimination of rent control. As expected, formerly controlled properties appreciated in value compared to the overall market. But rent decontrol also spurred appreciation in houses that were never rent controlled but had merely been located near a lot of rent-controlled units.
When rent control was eliminated, the assessed value of the uncontrolled housing was $2.8 billion. This grew to $7.5 billion by 2003. The researchers estimated that a billion dollars of this appreciation was due to the elimination of rent control.
E aí? Você também é a favor do congelamento de aluguéis e outros preços?
UPDATE: em notícia mais ou menos relacionada, o pessoal do ABBA se vestia mal para fugir dos impostos.