Seattle’s city council voted unanimously Monday to use eminent domain to take private property. They say they must seize the private property, which is currently being used as a parking lot, in order to turn it into … a parking lot. (Here is the link to the original notice).
Which reminds me: if you haven't read Richard Epstein's Takings, you should. It's an analysis of eminent domain from a centrist, utilitarian, game-theoretic angle, and it's quite good. Right libertarians like me might find it a soft on ideology, but that's a feature for most potential readers. With used copies costing just 61 cents, can you afford not to read this?
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