We are happy to let you know that the following ARI letter was published in the New York Sun.
'The Frozen City'
By David Holcberg
December 7, 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 [Oped, "The Frozen City," December 3, 2007].
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 forcing it on property owners. Rent controls have no place in a free society that respects individual rights.
Here is the link to the letter:
http://www.nysun.com/article/67657?page_no=2 (requires registration)
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