LineNoise: brap: I have mixed feelings as not raising my rent further could negatively impact my "God Bless Our Overpriced Hovel Of A Shiateslum" wood-burned plaque business.Rent control, as it stands now though, is outdated, and is directly responsible for both inflated rents in people who aren't lucky enough to snag something rent controlled, and substandard conditions in rent controlled apartments. There is a balance to be had somewhere in the middle.
Frederf: I have this vision of everyone whose housing costs are >50% of their earnings just moves out overnight from NYC and all the rich people wake up in the morning and starve over the next few weeks because the people that wipe their ass are all gone.The thing about "oh well then just move" is at some point there's no where else to move to.
kling_klang_bed: I'd have to ask, from people who live in NYC, just how much rent is there.
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