talking with a real estate investor earlier. he said that the way things are going in California, it could soon be made illegal to discriminate against section 8 applicants, even though the law imposes extra obligations on the owner including extra paperwork and inspections.
we followed this through to its logical conclusions: there would be fewer people willing to rent out their properties at all. progressives could then claim that the "free market" was failing to provide needed housing and that government would need to intervene with solutions.
and then it clicked in my mind: everything is designed to impose full socialism on the United States. healthcare, for example, is progressing towards a "single-payer" system. no need for a communist revolution when regulatory agencies can engineer takeovers of entire market sectors just by making the rules too onerous for capitalists to bother competing.
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