LPE Originals

Racial Myths, Market Myths, and the Policy Roots of Predatory Lending in 1970s Chicago

In The Color of Money and in the opening post of this Symposium, Mehrsa Baradaran challenges the notion that markets exist outside of political power. What she shows for credit policy, I have shown for housing policy, particularly in my book, Family Properties: How the Struggle over Race and Real Estate Transformed Chicago and Urban…