New Articles: Yale Law Journal Forum Collection on Matthew Desmond’s Evicted (2016)

Evicted PhotoYale Law Journal Forum has published three essays on Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016), an amazing book that just won this year’s non-fiction Pulitzer Prize.  Links to the three articles are below:

Let me add on a personal note that it was a real privilege to get to work with the Yale L.J. editors who embraced the idea of doing a collection tied to this book and who made my essay tighter and stronger.  I have another article related to Evicted forthcoming in Fordham Urban Law Journal that is more of a traditional book review with the requisite summary of many of the story lines that Desmond weaves into Evicted.  Exploiting the Poor is more narrowly focused on the question of exploitation and as such does not spoil the reading of Evicted for those who haven’t had a chance to read Desmond’s book yet.
These essays join a number of other responses to Evicted, including Vicki Been & Leila Bozorg, Spiraling: Evictions and Other Causes and Consequences of Housing Instability, 130 Harv. L. Rev. 1408 (2017) and David A. Dana, An Invisible Crisis in Plain Sight: The Emergence of the Eviction Economy, Its Causes, and Possibilities for Reform, forthcoming Mich. L. Rev. (2017).

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