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Ethical Ramifications

In many urban areas, blighted areas are acquired by state authorities and then transferred to private redevelopers. In many cases this behavior is unethical because it puts the poor at a disadvantage. Instead of governments enacting policies and allocating funds to refurbish impoverished inner-city areas, residents are often forced to relocate as officials find it easier to demolish the area (and its problems) and turn it over to commercial development. Further, by transferring acquisitions to private developers there is the potential for corruption in the use of eminent domain. Favors may be granted to friends, acquaintances or associates of politicians or legislators who wish to develop certain areas. This takes advantage of the use of power, the rights of U.S. citizens under the Fifth Amendment and it further separates individuals through the class distinction of wealth.

Another ethical issue involved in the concept of eminent domain deals with the concept of ...

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