By Diane Kennedy Mom and pop landlords, defined as real estate investors who own 10 or fewer properties, own about half of all rental units nationwide. And, according to CoreLogic, a real estate data company, the number of small investors is growing. In 2018, they were responsible for 60% of all purchases, as compared to 48% in 2013. Let’s get clear on who the target of … [Read more...] about Is Congress Going to Bankrupt the Mom and Pop Landlord with This New Bill?
By Living Big in a Tiny Home This amazing shipping container home is guaranteed to impress. Constructed from one 20ft and one 40ft shipping container, this compact container home has it all. Built entirely as a DIY project, this home is filled with some amazing features. Jaimie and Dave constructed their home to be beautiful, artistic and have everything the couple need, … [Read more...] about Amazing DIY Shipping Container Home For Debt-Free Living
By David Gordon Those who us who accept self-ownership and a Lockean account of property acquisition must face an important objection. In this account, self-owners occupy land and other natural resources, in that way acquiring exclusive rights to the land or resources. Once they done so, they may transfer their titles to the property they have acquired through exchange or … [Read more...] about Violence, Homesteading, and the Origins of Private Property
By Ash Navabi Both economic decisions and political decisions involve choices and tradeoffs. The difference is that economic decisions are ultimately informed and rely upon monetary prices, revenues and costs. Political decisions, meanwhile, do not depend on market outcomes—they can be based on love, legacy, favors, or establishing power relations. Zoning is the practice … [Read more...] about The Economics and Politics of Zoning
By Gary M. Galles As someone who has studied public policy for decades, I have frequently been struck by how many people are so committed to their favorite ism or “answer” on an issue that they will ignore powerful contradictory analysis and evidence that is only a couple easy keystrokes away, or even when it is right in front of them. A good example of this willful … [Read more...] about Property Rights Are What Separate Humans from the Animal Kingdom