Rent

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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  • published this page in Ask Prof. Wolff 2016-09-23 20:57:23 -0400

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