Reviewing How The Government Misuses Eminent Domain

The Claremont Institute review's Steven Greenhut's book, "Abuse of Power: How the Government Misuses Eminent Domain."
November 23, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Steven Greenhut ... details the almost routine yet alarming abuses by local government agencies--the public seizure of private property and its transference to other private property owners. This is the brutal practice known by the legal term eminent domain.

From the original intent to eliminate slums, the use of eminent domain has degenerated into corruption masquerading as statesmanship and delusion sold as sound public policy. The complete arbitrariness of 'blight,' 'public use,' and 'just compensation' is the point Abuse of Power makes over and over."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 in The Claremont Institute
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