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Exploiting the Poor: Housing, Markets, and Vulnerability
Yale Law Journal Forum (2017)
  • Ezra Rosser
Matthew Desmond provocatively claims that landlords exploit poor tenants in his Pulitzer Prize winning book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016). This essay celebrates Desmond's work and explores the exploitation claim, focusing on how landlords deliberately exploit vulnerable tenants and on forms of market-based exploitation.
  • Housing,
  • Eviction,
  • Property Law,
  • Property,
  • Poverty,
  • Evicted,
  • Landlord Tenant
Publication Date
April, 2017
Citation Information
Ezra Rosser, Exploiting the Poor: Housing, Markets, and Vulnerability, 126 Yale Law Journal Forum 458 (2017)