What makes restitution work well in Japan is that private individuals and groups are much more responsible for controlling crime.
Bureaucracy and Regulation
In a city with rapidly rising housing needs, there is really only one way to keep housing prices stable or falling: produce a lot of housing.
Rent controls are a recipe for less housing, and unaffordable rents. At least for most people.
Money and Banks
To cause a truly disastrous boom and bust with far-fetching real consequences, you need to control the money supply.
When politicians say "you never had it so good" they're taking credit for something they didn't do. In truth, what economic prosperity we have is due to private savers and entrepreneurs making economic progress possible.
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