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Big Box Takings

July 26, 2007 I By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Volokh Conspiracy blogger Ilya Somin has an important post here about the increasing use of eminent doamin to transfer land to companies like Wal-Mart and Costco to construct stores:

they very likely cause more economic harm than benefit, as I have argued in great detail here and here. In addition, they tend to victimize poor and lower-middle class interests for the benefit of politically powerful developers and corporations such as Costco and its rivals.

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