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Posted on 09/26/2021 7:09:36 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
BERLIN — Voters in the German capital have backed a proposal for the Berlin regional government to take over nearly 250,000 apartments worth billions from corporate owners to curb rising rents.
A nearly complete count of Sunday’s referendum showed 56.4% of voters in favor of the measure, and 39% opposed.
The non-binding referendum forces the Berlin government to consider consider expropriating big landlords in a radical move to cool one of Germany’s hottest real estate markets, where rents have become unaffordable for many residents in recent years.
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Did they ever report on which side actually won the Cold War, after the Wall came down? All I remember is the wall coming down...I don’t remember anyone saying that the West won.
So the ten commandments are no longer valid in the land of Luther? Thou shall not steal, unless you are in power? Already here in the “good ole USA.”
People choose the method of their destruction.
Don’t give Biden any ideas
Are they ignorant of how the free market works?
Do they not understand that only the free market will ensure an efficient supply of housing?
You’re onto something.
It looks like they are wishing for the good old days of East Germany apartments.
The rents stayed frozen while the buildings slowly deteriorated into crumbling piles of rubble.
Every generation, millions must die from socialism.
I guess every 50 or 60 years the world goes insane. The number of years of course varies but inevitably it’s like lemmings off the cliffs. That’s how it seems to me.
I’ve developed a belief that the reason why God made the Church is to contain liberals and give them direction on how to make a better society without the mass death that often accompanies unaccountable liberalism.
I should patent my theory, because it is my theory.
Just who are these “Big Landlords”?
Reminds me of the Dylan song “You gotta serve somebody”.
Germany is about to become tenement city!
Will they all be named something Gartens?
The ones that aren’t connected to the government. Those who are will be called a bureaucracy and permitted to purchase the confiscated apartments.
Once government owns these properties do you think they will want to own them all?
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