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James Stergios

The stranglehold on housing

By James Stergios
January 6, 2006

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PEOPLE HAVE long suspected that local regulations are a major cause of the crisis in Massachusetts' housing affordability. In a paper recently issued by Pioneer Institute and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, Harvard University economist Edward L. Glaeser demonstrates that the decline in supply is steeper and more crippling than anyone had imagined. He conclusively demonstrates how the decline ... (Full article: 778 words)

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