My talk focused on how restrictive zoning and eminent domain abuse greatly diminish housing and job opportunities for minorities. I also noted how these policies have similar negative effects on lower-income whites. This is actually an area where the minority poor and the white working class have an important common interest, albeit one that has gone largely unrecognized in the political arena. There is also substantial cross-ideological agreement among experts on these issues, as was evident from the considerable areas of agreement between the left of center panelists at the ACS event and myself.
I would like to thank ACS for organizing this panel, and for including me.