Eminent Debate

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Monday, September 28, 2009

It’s NYC Development Week as 30 Issues in 30 Days continues. Today’s topic: the use of eminent domain for the "public good." Plus, the latest from Albany and reaction to David Paterson's appearance on Meet the Press. And, looking at baby-sitters as a barometer of society’s anxieties. 30 Issues in 30 Days: Contribute to the Wiki and See the Schedule Here!

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