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  •  And of course ironically John Searle was the (1+ / 0-)
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    first tenured professor at UCB to join the free speech movement. He may have had a valid point, on the other hand, that property owners are entitled to rents that sufficiently cover maintenance costs, etc. He wasn't personally responsible, as your linked piece points out, for the corruption of the rent board and the outlandishness of its hike.

    I was a student at Berkeley at the same time, and, yeah, it sucked. Local elections, they fucking matter! The problem with something like voting on rent boards is that the candidates pass under the radar until it's too late.

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