Dr. Jeremy Stommes did his PhD dissertation at Stanford’s Decision and Ethics Center on “Pricing Options for acquiring a complete set of land.” In his introduction chapter, Dr. Stommes lays out a brief history of Eminent Domain in the United States. He gave a talk on Eminent Domain for the class “Voluntary Social Systems” at Stanford University, and we were able to record it then. Here it is, for those who are not familiar with the mess these laws have created: