Afternoon links

Eminent Domain links

Arin’s blog, quoting a DP editorial
No property is safe, if someone thinks he can make more money from it than you can and if government decides it wants some of that extra money.

WSJ (paid sub. required)

There is a lot of good information in this Q & A, and hopefully it will be a free link soon. This is the crux of the situation – we must get involved. Write your legislators. Work with PACS. Do something.

There are many folks in the redevelopment business that are insensitive at best and manipulative at worst. Political pressure should bring that under control. Let me also say that this isn’t a blue state-red state issue. You’ve got the environmental, good government and private property groups all working together on this.
The court’s decision will raise political awareness of this issue. People will be asking these questions in their communities. An effect on political action could take place within a certain window. But how long is an American’s attention span? We’ve got a few years for people to act. But there is an energized property rights movement out there.

Other
Satisfying the aging population of our area
This is one of the most important segments of our market.

The importance of teaching history
Quoting Ronald Reagan: “We’ve got to teach history based not on what’s in fashion, but what’s important,” he said. “If we forget what we did, we won’t know who we are. I am warning of an eradication of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit.”

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