Panel 4: Property and Poverty

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As the problem of income inequality worsens and housing shortages for middle and low-income classes grow, more attention is being drawn to property’s impact on these social problems. What is property’s role in addressing or contributing to the widening gap in income or the housing shortage in a growing number of urban areas? How, if at all, does a stable system of property rights help the poor to improve their lives in a free market economy? Do other types of property systems and economies more effectively serve the poor while contributing to social and political cohesion? Panel 4 will address these and other questions about the relationship between property and poverty.

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2019 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference


Run time: 1hr 18mins

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William & Mary Law School