International To fight rising rent, Berlin considers expropriating all landlords who own more than 3000 units

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  1. Arkain2K

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    Berlin’s fight for expropriation of 200,000 homes
    by Lukas Hermsmeier | April 2, 2019

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    Read the rest of this fascinating story at:
    https://mondediplo.com/outsidein/berlin-expropriation
     
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  2. EL CORINTHIAN

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    *facepalm*
     
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    from landlords to landowners.... the Revolution is back!
     
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  4. DIDM

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    You are too successful, fuck you


    Places that playcate to special interest groups, lose their brains to other countries that aren’t retarded
     
  5. cincymma79

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    We should be grateful it isn't the jews this time at least
     
  6. JDragon

    JDragon DOX News Anchor

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    Berlin is a very dynamic city. Lots of start-ups, rich cultural scene, high share of immigrants, stuff like this, lots of crime by German standards, lots of hipsters, gentrification, and so on. Housing prices and rents have gone up with a CAGR of about 8% over the past 10 years. This attracts speculation and companies who buy, modernize / luxurize, and drive out the original population.

    Therefore it is hardly surprising that there is some kind of backlash. IMO it is a bad (no)solution to a real problem.
     
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    There are people that owns 3,000 apartment units? WTF?
     
  8. Tobacco

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    Seems like a logical thing to do. Except 3,000 feels too high. Would think something like 10 or 15 would be appropriate.
     
  9. method115

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    Germany going full circle again.
     
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  10. MikeMcMann

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    landlords are landowners.

    just because someone suggests something radical does not mean it would be supported by many or the main stream.

    if you can justify this type of asset grab from the wealthy by a vote by the masses then I would think any confiscation could be justified. I doubt that flies. Wish I could read the full article behind the pay wall but the URL is resting the usual 'outline' view for paywall articles.
     
  11. Whippy McGee

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    ^^^^ Welcome to Authoritarianism. Brought to you by... The Left.

    Because when you don't need success, call The Left and they will help you destroy wealth, success, and the standard of living.
     
  12. HockeyBjj

    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Not all that different to people who own hundreds or thousands of grocery stores

    Walmart. Meijer. Kroger. Aldi

    Renting is a business and they're business owners is all.
     
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    You missed it. It was a word play referring to the last revolution that targeted landowners
     
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    Are they gonna kick out the 3000 tenants and give free housing to poor people? Shitty site won't let me read full article. Someone cliff me pls...
     
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    Wont happen but I’m not against the idea. Maybe fines like what are being proposed is baracalona would be more workable
     
  16. ICHEERTHEBULL

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    I imagine the people being targeted are the speculatiors who buy property and leave it empty, it’s rampant in Europe.
     
  17. cincymma79

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    I owned four homes at one point. The goal was to move into apartments. You can get a ten unit building fairly easily. Once you have one you can get another. Wouldn’t take long to get to 100 if jay was your goal. Throw a generation or two at it and yeah I can see that number being possible.
     
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    Wow, that escalated quickly.

    There's tons measures to control the residential property market from getting too out of hand. Rent controls, foreign buyers taxes and so forth.

    There's a great many other places people could invest their money for return than their upteenth residential properties which won't have such a detrimental impact to disposable income.
     
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    I would say that perhaps it went over my head but that simply cannot be true. It must have been your fault somehow because

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    Yeah, Barcelona has had a problem with people not being able to afford to live there because some property owners have used AirBnB for their units thus kicking out residents.
     

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