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Learning to love rent control


Dara and Dylan talk to Jerusalem about her new article defending rent control laws. The three discuss the policy impacts of rent limits and the politics driving their adoption in large American cities. Finally, they discuss a new paper on declining fertility in 18th-century France.


Jerusalem’s case for rent control

A poll of leading economists, who almost all oppose rent control

Economist Rebecca Diamond on the effects of rent control

Manhattan Institute fellow Michael Hendrix’s case against rent control

Time for revisionism on rent control? 

The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn by Suleiman Osman

Review of the literature by the Urban Institute

White paper: “The Cultural Origins of the Demographic Transition in France” by Guillaume Blanc

Blanc’s Twitter summary of his paper

The demographic transition for beginners


Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt), senior correspondent, Vox

Jerusalem Demsas (@jerusalemdemsas), policy reporter, Vox

Dara Lind (@dlind), immigration reporter, ProPublica


Sofi LaLonde, producer & engineer

Libby Nelson, editorial adviser

Amber Hall, deputy editorial director of talk podcasts

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