Rent control is unconstitutional because it is an egregious and uncompensated physical occupation of property. The Constitution says that private property shall not 'be taken for public use, without just compensation.'"
~George Will's latest column
"Most tenants in rent-controlled units can renew their leases forever. Tenants can bequeath their rent-controlled apartments — they have, essentially, a property right to their landlord’s property — to their children, or to a friend who lives with them for two years
. This is not satire; it is the virtue of caring, as understood by liberal government.