Unfortunately, It’s Worse Than Jacob Hornberger Thinks It Is

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Vis-à-vis  Tom Woods’s post on Jacob Hornberger’s excellent defense of private property rights contra the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Jacob’s example of being able to discriminate with one’s home is, unfortunately, not true in New York City.

I was a real estate broker in NYC in 1991. There is a law in NYC that if you own a multi-family home, but do not live in one of the residences, you cannot discriminate as to who you may rent the residences to. What’s worse is that even if you do live in one of the residences, if the home has more than a certain amount of residences, then you still cannot discriminate as to who you may rent the other residences to.

11:09 am on May 22, 2010