Tag Archives: eminent domain

CEI Podcast for November 10, 2011: Eminent Domain Abuse

Have a listen here.

Land-use and Transportation Policy Analyst Marc Scribner explains why allowing the government to seize land from its owners and give it to developers is a bad idea. Voters in Mississippi agree; on Tuesday they overwhelmingly passed a ballot initiative that would place limits on eminent domain abuse. Marc discusses the pros and cons of Mississippi’s initiative and the prospects for reform in other states.

CEI Podcast for February 10, 2011: How Not to Stop Eminent Domain Abuse

Have a listen here.

Land Use and Transportation Policy Analyst Marc Scribner takes a close look at an eminent domain reform bill just passed by the Texas State Senate. As written, the bill would do little to actually solve the problem of government seizing private property from one private party and giving it to another private party with better political connections. Marc suggests some fixes and notes that many people are not fooled by this weak effort at reform.

CEI Podcast for January 12, 2011: Public-Private Partnerships

Have a listen here.

Land-use and Transportation Policy Analyst Marc Scribner talks about his new CEI Issue Analysis, “The Limitations of Public-Private Partnerships.” Marc argues that PPPs are an improvement over the status quo in surface transportation because they introduce at least an element of competition into a sector where there is usually none. But PPPs are harmful in real estate developments because they tend to favor politicians’ preferences over those of consumers.

Hands Off My Home: Five Years After Kelo

This short video from the Institute for Justice is inspiring.

See also my colleague Marc Scribner’s article in the Daily Caller.