From today’s column by Jonah Goldberg, Making a Mess of a Mosque, Los Angeles Times, August 17, 2010, at p. A13:
“[T]he Big Apple is a Hieronymus Bosch hellscape for landlords and developers. Rent control, historic preservation, zoning, environmental impact, community protests, union delays — not to mention plain old red tape and corruption — often enough tools to stop any project before it starts (ground zero is still a gaping hole and everyone wanted that land to be developed fast.)”
No comment appears necessary, except to note that Mr. Goldberg evidently forgot eminent domain abuses that in New York have been elevated to the level of an art form.