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Government Pirates The Assault on Private Property Rights--And How We Can Fight It

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ISBN-10: 0061661430

ISBN-13: 9780061661433

Edition: 2008

Authors: Don Corace

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After years of hard work and saving, you finally own a home. But don't get too comfortable. If government officials decide they want your property, they can take it-for a wide variety of shady reasons that go far beyond the usual definition of "public purposes." The courts have allowed these injustices to persist. And there is nothing you can do about it-not yet. Real estate developer and property rights expert Don Corace offers the first in-depth look at eminent domain abuse and other government regulations that are strangling the rights of property owners across America. Government Pirates is filled with shocking stories of corrupt politicians, activist judges, entrenched bureaucrats,…    
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

A successful real estate developer and businessman for more than twenty-five years, Don Corace has appeared on Hannity & Colmes , The Neal Boortz Show , and many other media venues and has testified before Congress on property rights issues. He is the author of the novel Offshore , and he lives in Florida with his wife.

Introduction: Property for the Taking
The Almighty Judges
Eminent Domain
The Despotic Power
Redevelopment: Is It a Scam?
A Little Pink Cottage Becomes a National Symbol (New London, Connecticut)
Those Pesky Holdouts (Norwood, Ohio)
Murky Waters in Riviera Beach (Riviera Beach, Florida)
Story Snapshots
"The Donald" Trumped (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
Five Strikes and You're Out (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
99 Cents Is Not Enough (Lancaster, California)
Putting the Brakes on Eminent Domain Abuse (Mesa, Arizona)
The New York Times: Corporate Welfare Recipient (New York, New York)
Behind the Stadium Land Grab (Detroit, Michigan)
Not a Very Bright School District (Cumberland County, Virginia)
Zoning
Controlling Land Locally
City of Pirates (Pompano Beach, Florida)
Buzzards Circling over Buzzards Bay (Dartmouth, Massachusetts)
Highway Robbery (Rochester, Minnesota)
Story Snapshots
Pay Ransom or Else (San Francisco, California)
A Twenty-Year Property Freeze (Lake Tahoe)
It's Okay to Pray, But Not Too Often (Denver, Colorado)
Homeowners with a View, Beware (Skamania County, Washington)
Not in Their Backyard (Corona del Mar, California)
Pay Me Now, or Pay Me Later (Lee County, Florida)
Kids at Play, Keep It That Way (Clinton, Mississippi)
Wetlands
Regulating Puddles and Ponds
A Wetlands Desperado (Navarre, Florida)
Those Dam Bureaucrats! (Pierson, Michigan)
A Wetlands Nightmare (Midland, Michigan)
Story Snapshots
Dumped on over a Dump (Morrisville, Pennsylvania)
Squashing a Property Owner's Rights (Old Orchard Beach, Maine)
A Permit ... But Not Really (Coon Rapids, Minnesota)
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (Sonoma Valley, California)
Sunk by a Mud Puddle (Long Island, New York)
Bogged Down by the EPA (Carver, Massachusetts)
A Pond for the Greater Good (Snohomish, Washington)
Endangered Species
The Endangered Species Act Gone Wild!
Held Hostage by a Fly (Colton, California)
The Cave Bugs Are Safe (Austin, Texas)
A Grizzly Lesson to Learn (Dupuyer, Montana)
Story Snapshots
The Courts Don't Give a Hoot (Linn County, Oregon)
A Different Kind of Beetlemania (Lusby, Maryland)
A Secure Border Is for the Birds (San Diego, California)
Stymied by Snails (Kanab, Utah)
The Mouse That Never Was (Chugwater, Wyoming)
Snakes in the Grass (Fishkill, New York)
The Bald Eagle: Delisted in Name Only (Sullivan Lake, Minnesota)
A Call to Action
Legislative Reform Strategies
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index