What Newfangled Rent Control Looks Like

Oregon has just become the first to enact a statewide rent control law. Governor Kate Brown said: “This legislation will provide some immediate relief to Oregonians struggling to keep up with rising rents and a tight rental market.” That statement is of course literally incorrect, because the Oregonians struggling with rising rents are in exactly […]

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Trump Assails WTO “Straitjacket”, Attempts Pocket Veto of Entire Organization

Please consider Trump Rejects WTO’s ‘Straitjacket’ of Trade Obligations. A report drawn up by the U.S. Trade Representative outlining the White House’s trade agenda for 2019 said the United States will continue to use the Switzerland-based WTO to challenge what it sees as unfair practices. However, “the United States remains an independent nation, and our […]

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