The following opinion article, about lessons of the aftermath of a New London eminent domain case that went to the Supreme Court, originally appeared in condensed form on the New York Times website. Click here to read the latest news development that prompted the Times to solicit a range of opinion articles on the subject.)
Q: What are the lessons learned from Kelo vs. the City of New London?
One lesson is a political lesson, with national ramifications:
Urban liberals will continue to cede the populist mantle to conservatives as long as they continue to believe they know better what should happen in working-class neighborhoods—and as long as they continue to side with wealthy interests to bulldoze people’s homes in the name of specious economic development schemes.
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