You often discuss the wages that working people earn, how that money is spent and the ways that both of these things can play in the economy at large. Something I haven't heard you talk too much about is rent. I'm wondering if you could lay out a very broad, Marxian analysis of what it means for the working class that so many of us are tenants? Under Capitalism, in what ways is the relationship between a tenant and a landlord similar to that of an employee to an employer? In a more socialistic economy would we ideally see more home ownership or would it be preferable to collectivize real estate on a mass scale so the question becomes irrelevant? I know this is a very large area of discussion but anything you have to say would be of interest. Thanks!

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