First, did predatory developers use the law to confiscate thousands of acres from African-American? [ dur: 16 mins. ] * Leah Douglas is a reporter and analyst with the Open Markets program at New America. Her investigative article “African Americans Have Lost Untold Acres of Land Over the Last Century” was just published in the Nation Magazine. Then, we continue analyzing political corruption, its causes, consequences and remedies. [ dur: 42 mins. ] * Matthew Stephenson is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He is the author of Legislation and Regulation and the book chapter Corruption and Democratic Institutions: A Review and Synthesis. * Miriam Golden is Professor of Political Science at UCLA. She is the author of Heroic Defeats: The Politics of Job Loss and co-author of Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know. This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Melissa Chiprin, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.