Letter: Columnists should do more research

  • Comments
  • Print

Cecil Bohanon and Nick Curott’s “economic analysis” in the Aug. 20 issue of IBJ sounds like the uninformed musings of a professor who never ventures out into the real world [“The ongoing eviction pause not good for renters or landlords,” Aug. 20].

They falsely claim the eviction moratorium is distorting incentives for tenants and landlords, ignoring the well known data that many tenants do not have a reserve fund to pay to relocate. Their crocodile tears for landlords and their supposed losses and phrases such as “face bankruptcy” ignore the large amounts of federal money that can be used to cover the loss of rental income.

Are they ignorant of the good job Indianapolis has done in taking advantage of that program, which protects tenants and also helps landlords? Do a little more research guys before you preach about “moral hazard.”


Jerry Williams

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Story Continues Below

Editor's note: You can comment on IBJ stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.