Our View: No on Prop. 10 — More rent control really means less housing

Rent control has long been a poster child for the law of unintended consequences. Yes, it holds down rents for one group of tenants, but it tends to raise them for the rest. It gives landlords an incentive to skimp on building maintenance. It discourages mobility, reducing housing availability. By far the most damaging of all, rent control pushes existing housing out of the rental market while making it harder to build the new housing that California so badly needs.

The flaws surrounding rent control…