I think a menatlity that people should be careful of is the idea that large economic interests or corporations are using their power to undermine the public domain. I'm sort of detecting it here and I hate to say it, but everyone has a price. And unfortunately some people can be bought for a very low price. If your neighbors on either side of you sell out to some company for development, and you hold out, who do you think will be screaming the loudest for immenint domain to kick in? Sure your kids played togeher for years and counseled eachother through lifes woahs, but for a buck or even to save a buck, some people will sell out their own grandmother. Look at Walmart, it wants to move into a town and everyone goes crazy that they don't want it there. But once its there, the low low prices can't be denied. I couldn't even count the number of anti-corporation, anti-commericalization, anti-globalization leftists shopping there, sometimes with a Starbucks coffee in their hands. So we shouldn't blame property rights issues on developers coming in and decieving people ( if we really want to get at the core of the problem), we need to see that its the selfish nature of people that want more and more and too lazy to determine what will happen in the long run; it deosn't matter if they wear a tie everyday or a stained tenament t-shirt. Some people will even out right admit that they could care less what happens in the long run, they'll be dead or will move away. Any way, that's my rant. What little I've learned in all these years of grad school. -An anthropologist.