Real Estate offers little in the way of security. Property owners suffer from heavy taxation, high maintenance costs, vandalism and inability of tenents to pay their rent......
This was not a reminder to stay simple, it is a gentle order. Don't Buy! Keep Renting! Comply! Obey!
First, even in 1975 real estate was recognized as THE prime investment. WTBS recognized this as well considering that they have been buying steadily and not renting KH's.
Why then the outright lie to discourage ownership? I can think of several reasons beyond the obvious: that of having more donation money.
If Dubz are kept from property ownership (and penniless in old-age) they are more vulnerable to manipulation by the Org. The Org fully understands the benefits of ownership particularly as we see real estate prices climbing ever higher. They also know about "reverse-mortgages" which allow oldsters to remain in their house while the buyer pays out the purchase price as an annuity. This would have been a great way to keep those older Dubz out of the gutter.
The Org is only thinking of itself and to heck with the R&F. If the Org needs Dubz to fill a new Congo it is harder for renters to find excuses than for owners. I have witnessed this many times in my short association with the Dubz.
Add this to the other ways they suck members dry and the Org is exposed as the monster it is.