Follow the Money (Deeper)—A Clinical Diagnosis of Opportunity Hoarding

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In his argument for a rereading of opportunity hoarding and related policy prescriptions, David Imbroscio provides evidence for the misdiagnosis of elements of the problem vis-à-vis the entry and exit hypotheses consequentially resulting in limited effectiveness of common “prescribed treatments” for this behavior. His way forward focuses on a fundamental rebalancing of the instruments through which wealth is distributed to create more parity—a breaking up of the hoard. Thinking about his argument, I offer three additional premises that ask us to look more closely at how we treat the symptoms of opportunity hoarding, in a way that reflects the power of the mechanisms that sustain it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)806-811
Number of pages6
JournalHousing Policy Debate
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2023


  • equity
  • governance
  • hoarding
  • Opportunity
  • racism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Urban Studies
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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