End Rent Control
By David Holcberg (Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, May 3; Daily Bruin, May 23, 2007)
Property owners have a moral right--and should have the legal right--to set the price for the rent of their property without interference by the state.
The role of the state should be to protect the rights of landlords to reach voluntary agreements with tenants for mutual benefit. The government has no business determining what a "fair" rent is and ramming it down the throat of property owners.
Rent controls have no place in a free society that respects individual rights.