The "Luxury" of Limiting State Theft to the Low Thousands


This 1,790-word L.A. Times article about the massive local public school expansion currently underway—"some call it the largest public works project in the western United States," the story says—somehow neglects to find room for a single critic or victim of the Eminent Domain which has made it possible. Instead, we get separated passages like this:

About 1,200 families and 400 businesses have been displaced so far. […]

Though the district avoided taking large numbers of homes in the first building phase, these officials say they probably won't have that luxury for much longer.

Italics mine. One of the victims of the Eminent Domain binge was the original family owner of the landmark Hollywood Star Lanes bowling alley, immortalized in the The Big Lebowski.