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Somin on Use of Eminent Domain for Olympic Venues

Professor Ilya Somin commented on the possible use of eminent domain in Boston in the event that the city is selected to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

“There is a long history of using eminent domain to try to promote economic development. Most of the time what happens is it tends to destroy more development than it actually creates,” Somin said.

Eminent domain use for possible Olympic site feared, Boston Herald, January 11, 2015. By Richard Weir.