Wrecking the Wreckers


A bill that would limit local governments' ability to take private land for other people's private gain is being floated in Colorado, reports the Denver Post. The Colorado Municipal League, an interest group for local governments in the state, is opposed, pointing to many wonderful Albertsons and Kmarts the state might be lacking if not for their power to condemn and take private land willy-nilly. Sam Staley wrote a feature article for Reason on this ugly practice back in our February 2003 issue.

[Link via Rational Review]