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February 8, 2010

A Crystal Eagle Award for me: "a champion of property rights" vs. "a champion of good government"

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder reports on his collection of an award from the Owners' Counsel of America.

I traveled on the OCA's dime to the OCA meeting this past weekend in Scottsdale, AZ, to accept the award and speak about my work. (The amount of time I spent in transit was about the same as the time I spent awake in Scottsdale.)

I had qualms about being described, at least according to some OCA members, as a "champion of property rights."

I responded that I was a "champion of good government" and if that, in the context of examining eminent domain in New York makes me appear to be a "champion of property rights," so be it.

After all, I started looking into Atlantic Yards as a media critic and then expanded into reportage and commentary; eminent domain wasn't on my radar screen.

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Posted by eric at February 8, 2010 10:08 AM