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Santa Monica rent control and the Northridge quake

Those interested in the interplay between disaster, government regulation and housing markets should catch "Robert Musil's" explanation of why the political force behind rent control in the city of Santa Monica dissipated following Southern California's catastrophic 1994 earthquake, resulting in a rightward shift in the city's voting patterns.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.