Landlords: History & Concept

The concept of “landlord”: A short history from medieval times to the present (12/17/2012) - 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 undoubtedly a … Continue reading
The moral virtues of landlords (12/17/2012) - 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,” … Continue reading
Famous poem: “Ballad of the Landlord” (12/17/2012) - 1951 By Langston Hughes (1902-1967) Landlord, landlord, My roof has sprung a leak. Don’t you ’member I told you about it Way last week? Landlord, landlord, These steps is broken down. When you come up yourself It’s a wonder you … Continue reading