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Rent Control Keeps Prices Down for Everyone. Why? Because the Housing Market Is Driven Primarily by Speculative Forces, Not Supply and Demand

Julian Smith-Newman makes the case for rent control as a solution to California's housing affordability crisis.

A Youthful Instinct to Stay and Fight: An Interview with Tim Winton

Robert Wood interviews Tim Winton about his latest novel, "The Shepherd’s Hut."

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Being an Immigrant is Hard Enough. Can’t We Just Be Compassionate?

By Ani Kokobobo I arrived at JFK almost 20 years ago from Albania, a Muslim-majority country then torn apart by political …

J is for Juxtaposition: The legacy of Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine

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Haruki Murakami Has More Books Out in Korean than He Ever Will in English

Whenever someone has made progress studying a foreign language and asks which author they should try reading in that language, …

Trump Revisits Vichy’s Rafles

Across the country, people woke to the alarming news: police were breaking families apart, assigning fathers and mothers, sons and …

Washington and Moscow in the Time of Trump: An Interview with Nina Khrushcheva

For the Provocations series, in conjunction with UCI’s “The Future of Truth” conference Given the recent attention on U.S.-Russia relations and comparisons, …

The Creative Independent on the Art of the Interview

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