some scientists "worry that the experiments could produce, say, a supersmart mouse."
"Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?"
Short term housing and long term housing are indeed in competition for housing units; but based on what do you prefer one to the other? Why is it better to arbitrarily force property owners to allocate more resources to long term housing and fewer to short term housing?
Because otherwise you make having a home impossible for a larger segment of society. How would you feel about making 6 figures and having to move from a nice 2 bedroom into a crappy studio to keep living where you do? The problem with too many armchair politicians is they don't consider the real world impact of policies like this. It means families needing to move and trying to find a job in a new city because they can't afford to live in their homes anymore. It means people getting out of college, and if they are lucky enough to find a job STILL not being able to find housing.
I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.