Magazine March 9, 2020, Issue

In Aspen, Billionaires and Baristas

(Roman Genn)
Where millionaires need affordable housing

Aspen, Colo.

Tim Foster won the lottery. He was, he says, “pleasantly surprised.”

On the second-to-last day of 2019, Foster got the news that he had won the Aspen housing lottery, meaning that he will be able to buy a subsidized home in the famous resort town, which has for years been either at or near the top of the list of most expensive residential-real-estate markets in the United States. “Winning the lottery” here means the chance to buy a condo that is still pretty expensive, but not as expensive as it might be without Aspen’s robustly interventionist local housing authority. Aspen

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This article appears as “Billionaires and Baristas” in the March 9, 2020, print edition of National Review.

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