Well, my column today reports on how that great redevelopment plan hasn't worked out so well:
Susette Kelo's little, pink house in New London, Conn. -- like the houses of all her neighbors -- is now a pile of rubble, overgrown with weeds. But Pfizer, the company that called for the demolition in order to build a new research and development plant, announced Monday it is packing up and leaving town in order to cut costs after its merger with fellow drug-giant Wyeth.
New London now has a wasteland where a neighborhood once stood, and no jobs or business to show for it. It's another travesty of central planning.