As mentioned here last night and this morning, Republican Party 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said some truly awful things yesterday in support of the use of eminent domain to force small property owners to sell to big developers. There are no shortage of good written arguments in the Reason archives for why Trump is wrong about that. So let's instead turn to a character who knows a thing or two about Manhattan real estate barons and homeowner "holdouts"—Bugs Bunny:
It's important to note that Mr. Bunny's critique was not limited to reliably unpopular private-to-private property transfers, but also to instances of "good" eminent domain, like for the building of freeways:
Links via Ken Basart and pugilistatrest.