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August 31, 2007

Your Property and Eminent Domain
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ne expert says there's growing abuse by government involving eminent domain. Could your house be taken for private development? Then, parents of the 60s and 70s may not discourage their kids from drug use, according to a new study. And, modern medical research may be costing more and delivering less than we think.
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Private Property vs. Eminent Domain and Seizure
Carol LaGrasse the President of the Property Rights Foundation of America, shares her views on the growing abuse of eminent domain laws. Local governments are seizing property from homeowners or business owners, and turning it over to private developers. She says the motivation is to get higher property tax collections. Carol explains what property owners can do, and how the Supreme Court may view these abuses.
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Parents, Kids, and Drug Abuse
According to Tom Hedrick, President of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, parent's attitudes toward illegal drugs have a big effect on their kids. Tom outlines the results of a study by his organization. The research found that a surprising number of todays parents, who grew up in the drug culture of the 1960s and 70s, are not actively discouraging drug abuse by their children.
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Are New Medical Breakthroughs Always Better?
Richard Deyo, MD, author of Hope or Hype, discusses the state of todays medical research, and why most patients believe that more medical tests and newer treatments are always better. He talks about the impact that this has on the nations overall health costs and why its often safer to wait until a treatment or drug has been on the market for a while before using it.
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