Assar Lindbeck

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Carl Assar Eugén Lindbeck (born 26 January 1930 - August 28, 2020) is a Swedish economics professor and artist.


  • Next to bombing, rent control seems in many cases to be the most efficient technique so far known for destroying cities.
    • The Political Economy of the New Left : An Outsider's View (1971), p. 39
    • Variant translation: In many cases rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city — except for bombing.
      • As quoted in “The Rise, Fall and Revival of Swedish Rent Control” by Sven Rydenfelt, in Rent Control : Myths and Realities (1981) edited by Walter Block and Edgar Olsen, pp. 213, 230
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