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  •  It cuts both ways.... (7+ / 0-)

    This use of eminent domain for private good is not new and corporations are exceedingly clever in using it to their own ends.  

    That is why it is heartening to read about Richmond CA who is using this legal tool for the benefit of their citizens.  We should all stand with Richmond and other cities to show that the people's rights can supersede greedy corporate interests when they choose to fight back.

    And while we're at it, let's look closer at the corporate game and see if we, the people, can play it better.  For example, why can't we setup the People's Mutual Fund, which uses the people's money to become shareholders and influencers from within the system rather than by trying to change it from the outside?  Wouldn't it be great to be a majority owner of News Corp!  

    Our largest Corporations have been using our money for years to do their dirty business and stealing it at their whim.  Some accountability seems to be in order.  Maybe there's a "personhood" angle.  Too bad the People don't have their own think tanks to develop these ideas and implement them like the wealthy do...

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