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- Next to bombing, rent control seems in many cases to be the most efficient technique so far known for destroying cities.
- The Political Economy of the New Left : An Outsider's View (1971), p. 39
- Variant translation: In many cases rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city — except for bombing.
- As quoted in “The Rise, Fall and Revival of Swedish Rent Control” by Sven Rydenfelt, in Rent Control : Myths and Realities (1981) edited by Walter Block and Edgar Olsen, pp. 213, 230