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Will Bernie Sanders’ affordable housing idealism go up in smoke?

On Sunday, Sanders toured a Brooklyn public housing project to roll out his affordable housing agenda
  • The story of affordable housing in modern times is special interests hijacking public policy.
  • On Sunday, Bernie Sanders toured a Brooklyn public housing project to roll out his affordable housing agenda and drew a record crowd of 28,000. But it looks like this idealism could go up in smoke.

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Inman has published stories about Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. After hearing about Senator Bernie Sanders' affordable housing plan, publisher Brad Inman wrote this opinion piece. Back in the day, I penned many articles about affordable housing. In 1987, I interviewed the Governor of Massachusetts, Michael Dukakis, about his aggressive affordable housing plan -- rare words for any Presidential candidate to utter, even then. He ran for President and lost to George Bush in 1988. Today, politicians rarely put forth sensible housing blueprints. The story of affordable housing in modern times is special interests hijacking public policy: the Fannie and Freddie financial cabal, big banks, Wall Street, etc. Fat cat political contributors and steroid-induced lobbying muscle rewarding a narrow band of special interests. The results: the biggest financial collapse since the Depression, which was set off by the subprime mess -- a conspiracy of inco...