Rent Control Rally Concert

“Save Rent Control” performance at Maxwell’s in Hoboken

To add yet another giblet to the whole Rent Control Debate in Hoboken – is a “Save Rent Control” concert over at Maxwell’s (11th & Washington) next week.

The performance takes place on Thursday, October 25th at 8pm.

Acts include: The Demolition String Band, Jamie & the Della Faves, The Benson Ridge Project, Karyn Kuhl and much more.

It was arranged by the Hoboken Fair Housing Association (who urges the public to vote “No” on election day to Public Question #2.)

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29 Comments on "Rent Control Rally Concert"


MidnightRacer
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3 years 6 months ago
HansBrix said, “No this is not the same thing a capping gas prices. It’s about helping to bring about fairness in bargaining relations where one party is significantly stronger than the other.” It would be the same as putting price controls on gas. Where do you get capping from? Businesspeople have something to sell (gas, milk, property usage). Customers want to buy something they have (demand). Government puts prices controls on rent, but not all others. As (government neglect) inflation increases, where is the government on all the others? Would not price increases in all gas, milk, groceries, utilities, taxes,… Read more »
HansBrix
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HansBrix
3 years 6 months ago

In a prior post I say…

“These are no so much price controls but protections against widespread abuses and predation than WILL happen in the absence of such laws.”

I guess you skipped over that part.

No this is not the same thing a capping gas prices. It’s about helping to bring about fairness in bargaining relations where one party is significantly stronger than the other. Maybe you see that as social engineering and if so I’m clearly pissing into the wind.

MidnightRacer
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3 years 6 months ago
HansBrix, read up on allodial and land patents. Only in a few countries can a person be an absolute owner. Texas, Nevada both have a much stronger version of it. The rest of your response is an argument in support of social engineering. Unfortunately, it relies heavily on an appeal to emotion. I wonder about your understanding of rent control, and am curious if it’s more of a political posture. Apartments in Hoboken are more plentiful than ever before, so where’s this scarcity? Even if Hoboken doubled it’s units, there’ll be more people who want (demand) to live there than… Read more »
HansBrix
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HansBrix
3 years 6 months ago
“You do realize that’s not legally possible, right” Ever hear of “zoning”? How about “eminent domain”? Your “sovereignty” means little when the govt has different ideas. We even learned not too long ago that your property can be taken so that a Walmart can go in (Kelo), or high end high rise condos can be constructed (Long Branch, nj). I don’t agree with those decisions but here we are. So I don’t think you see RC as a public good, or recognise that RC rules rest on a time honored principle that public authorities may intervene in markets driven by… Read more »
HansBrix
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HansBrix
3 years 6 months ago
“Holding landlords responsibe for overcharging for rent in the past is insane. ” Is any more or less sane then the prospect of losing your property due a defect in title, or an illegal conveyance in the past of which you were unaware? How about finding out that you are responsible for cleaning up that oil plume coming out of a leaking underground storage tank that some owner in 1940 installed? RC didn’t sneak up on anyone. Anyone who buys a place where RC is on the books needs to perform an extra layer of due diligence if they want… Read more »
shootyz23
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shootyz23
3 years 6 months ago
Seems to me that the instances you mention are also insane, but the common thread among all is insanity……does this somehow make your point? Agreed, due diligence is in fact the responsible thing if one wants to own rental property. But mistake, lack of due diligence or whatever you want to call it requiring a new property owner to pay for the sins of a previous owner is just wrong. BTW, I rent. In fact, I support rent control and frankly I think this issue is full of shit. I just do not see too many of these rent controlled… Read more »
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