Friday, June 24, 2005

Apropos of Kelo v. City of New London,

Here's a great example of a blighted old building, in the middle of a poor city, that's not being put to good use. I'd say it would make a lot of economic sense to seize it for redevelopment and remodel it as a Greco-Roman-themed nightclub with upscale shops and a maybe a small hotel in the upper floors.

Sure, nine old fellows in robes would be thrown out on the street, but think of the greater good to the community!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Review of some books on globalization

One World, Peter Singer

Stop: Think, Paul Hellyer

Alternatives to Corporate Globalization: a Better World is Possible, ed. by John Cavanagh and Jerry Mander