Wednesday, March 23

You go through life, you try to be nice to people, you struggle to resist the urge to punch 'em in the face, and for what?

So some pimply little puke can treat you like dirt because you're not on the team. Well, I'm better than dirt. Well, most kinds of dirt. I mean not that fancy store bought dirt. That stuffs loaded with nutrients. I... I can't compete with that stuff.

The whole idea of eminent domain is essentially bogus. It's one thing if there is a war or some other sort of crises situation. But using eminent domain as an economic tool should be illegal. Eminent domain has been twisted to give the government the right to take your property any time they feel like it. This is a basic perversion of the original concept of the founding fathers who had almost used the phrase property instead of happiness in declaring universal rights to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If the government, or any private developer wants to buy your property they should up the offer until you are willing to pay. If it isn't worth it to them to buy the property from you than it is both morally and economically wrong to take the property by force. By definition if they cannot offer you enough incentive in the form of money or other assets to get you to sell than you are receiving more utility from the building then they would from buying it (otherwise they could keep upping the offer) and thus it decreases total utility to transfer the property (not that it is really relevant because even if you could demonstrate increased total utility it would still be wrong to take the property by force.) This is another example of crony capitalism which is one of the most terrible problems of modern society, the unity of big business with big government. Rather then allowing the free market to run its course as the free market dictates modern corporations/developers/etc convince the government to help them out and close off markets/give them advantages that retard innovation. Unfortunately politicians get all their money from businesses so both republicans and democrats suffer from crony capitalism, the only difference is who their cronies are.


Blogger Aras said...

Eminent domain pisses me off more than anything. It makes me want to suicide-bomb anybody who practices it.

I couldn't watch the youtube clip, no sound at the moment.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

I don't understand why it is allowed to continue. This is supposed to be a democracy, do a majority of people really think this is a good idea? I doubt it.

1:42 AM  

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