Category Archives: Landlords: History & Concept
Written in 1951, Langston Hughes’s “Ballad of the Landlord” depicts a stereotype – the slumlord – which exaggerates the reality of landlords even for its own time half a century ago.
Nevertheless, the poem refers to what was … Read More “The concept of “landlord”: A short history from medieval times to the present”
By Howard Husock
Director of Case Studies,
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
The following is a condensed version of Husock’s speech at SPOA’s 10th Anniversary Celebration of Question 9 last December.
This organization calls its members “small property owners,” … Read More “The moral virtues of landlords”
1951 By Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
My roof has sprung a leak.
Don’t you ’member I told you about it
Way last week?
These steps is broken down.
When you come up yourself
It’s a wonder you … Read More “Famous poem: “Ballad of the Landlord””