This New York Times piece features the kind of analysis that I think is getting left-leaning folks on board with fighting for more economic freedom, at least within a limited scope, via groups like the SF Bay Area Renters Federation (SFBARF.org):
I recently spoke on property rights at a YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) conference, not so coincidentally in Boulder, Colorado – which was attended by the Times' reporter, who also included me and a couple mentions of the L-word in a previous Times piece he wrote on SFBARF and its founder Sonja Trauss – and was heartened to see that the appeal of groups like SFBARF that generally seek more sanity on land use to young, otherwise left-leaning residents does not appear to be limited to San Francisco. It's a dynamic that makes YIMBYism an excellent cause for libertarians to support, imho.
Love & Liberty,
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At-Large Representative, Libertarian National Committee (2016-2018)
At-Large Alternate, Libertarian Party of California Executive Committee (2016-2017)
“You don’t want rules made entirely for people that have something, at the expense of people who don’t.”
– Jason Furman, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, quoted in the article linked above