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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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The March of Fools: a College Comedy Darkened by Dictatorship

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