The state against the urban poor

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August 28, 2011
Adam Smith Institute
by Sam Bowman  
Posted in Commentary

"In the hands of those who know how to use it, the state is a weapon. Planning laws are a good example of its subtle use by powerful interest groups. They effectively control the supply of desirable property, so that the owners of those properties can earn monopolistic profits. As with the barrier-to-entry laws that protect established corporations, planning laws protect property owners." (08/26/11)  

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