What is the Deal with Development?
Last week's Mallard Fillpants reminded me of a conundrum that has been making noise on the right since the Supreme Court's Kelo decision. The right wingers have been thumping their tubs hard over eminent domain being used to turn land over to private developers, claiming it's yet another step toward a socialist dictatorship. The thing that puzzles me is that the overwhelming majority of developers cashing in on this process are themselves right wingers who use significant portions of their booty to support right wing causes and candidates. Is this just the usual conservative logic disconnect, or is there a deeper game going on?