This dramatic photo appears on the front page of today’s New York Times.
Chinese authorities are respecting the legal rights of a landowner who does not wish to sell her parcel. Maybe this incident will have a Sputnik-like effect on American policymakers: “Hey, the commies are getting ahead of us on property rights! Let’s reverse the Kelo ruling and stop eminent domain abuse!”
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