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Perhaps the only thing political about this is the way it appeals to my Libertarian ideals.

One often hears urgings from various political groups that corporations act ethically and responsibly.
Here is one corporation that is doing just that; BB&T Bank has announced it will not lend money to or do business
with developers who steal property using the power of eminent domain:

For some reason, I doubt their policy will be lauded by many of the groups who typically call for "socially responsible" corporations. :)

"The idea that a citizen's property can be taken by the government solely for private use is extremely misguided [and] just plain wrong," BB&T Chief Executive John Allison said in a statement.

Ken Chalk, BB&T's chief credit officer, said the company's new policy is designed to influence policies in Congress and state capitals. "We wanted to show our strong support for private-property rights," he said in an interview. " We would hope the industry would take a similar stand."
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