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Is there a name for adjusting bad regulation until its negative impact is no longer detectable?

Taking (a highly simplified view of) Minimum Wage as an example: A standard "pro" argument is that an effective Minimum Wage increase improves the standard of living of the lowest-wage ...
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If rent control "doesn't work" and supply induces demand, how can cities improve affordability?

Suppose we aim that moderately poor people (let's say 1.5× minimum wage) can afford the rent for an apartment meeting minimum quality standards and located within city limits. This may be a political ...
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What is the likely result of rent control in Berlin?

What predictions does economics make about the likely result of this policy in Berlin of capping rent prices. Berlin is freezing the rents of 1.5 million apartments for the next five years starting ...
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