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Matthew Yglesias

Housing policy lessons from the microchip shortage

11 mins | Jan 20, 2022
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Curtailing supply is bad; rising used car prices are not a wealth-building strategy. In this instalment of Slow Boring, Matthew Yglesias reveals what can be learnt about the housing market by looking at the car supply crunch — primarily because there is so much consensus about cars. Here, he explores why many housing assertions are clearly false when looking at cars, why scarcity is a terrible wealth-building strategy and why abundance is good.
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