The Washington Post
Jan 16, 2022 - 15 min
Why banning companies from investing in the housing market won't stop opioid addiction. The conservative movement has entered a new "populist" phase in the Twittersphere, erring on bizarre. Most appear to be harmless. However, as Matthew Yglesias argues, the misinformation about the "threat" of BlackRock buying single-family homes is a big deal. And he debunks the hypothesis that lower homeownership rates lead to worsening mental health and opioid addiction by using verified statistics.