In this video interview by The Atlantic, Richard Florida argues that the United States needs to get over its obsession with homeownership. Rental makes more sense given the excesses created by massive subsidies and the inflexibility for owners in an unpredictable economy.
A new housing regime based on rental could make housing more affordable and appropriate in the age of climate change. Sorry for the preroll commercial. I couldn't find a version without one.
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