Kelo and Kleptocracy
I'm tempted to label this "all you need to know about the Kelo decision," but that would be bad form, considering I have not even read the opinion. Anyway, this is from Ransom:
"COMMUNISM: You have two cows. The government takes both and provides you with milk.
BUREAUCRACY: You have two cows. The government takes them, shoots one, milks the other, pays you for the milk, and then pours it down the drain.
CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.
DICTATORSHIP: You have two cows. The government takes both, and then shoots you.
KELO v. NEW LONDON KLEPTOCRACY: You have two cows. Costco has 30 million cows. The government takes your two cows and gives them to Costco."