A Society Without Landlords

 Montag, 24. Mai 2021

In this article written for Jacobin and translated by Adam Baltner, Andrej Holm presents an interesting and concise review of how the German-speaking press has been addressing the latest events unfolding around the Berlin rent-cap and its overturning in court, suggesting how center- and right-wing leaning media outlets have placed a strong emphasis on analogies between state intervention in the heavily de-regulated housing markets and socialist policies, fuelling resistance in public opinion. Furthermore, Holm provides a summary of how tensions between landlords and tenants were articulated over the past 150 years, including an overview of regulatory efforts in East and West Germany.

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