Friday, June 30, 2006

Eminent Domain Abuse

Legalized Theft. Unhappy Birthday, Kelo

Somin goes on to point out that the political ignorance of the general public regarding eminent domain abuse and the relatively superior knowledge of the issue brought to the table by developers helps give politicians an incentive to pass "toothless" reforms purporting to curb eminent domain abuse. These "toothless" reforms are sufficient to cause the general public to believe that something substantial is being done to curb eminent domain abuse, when in fact nothing is being accomplished and politicians inveighing against abuse in public are still able to curry favor with developers and associated interest groups in private. And he has a point.

This should be up there with illegal immigration in popularity. I guess people don't think it will happen to them.

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