Even if the holdout problem may impede the efficient use of land, it is not the reason for the historical development of governments power of eminent domain. This power originated after the Norman conquest, when English kings granted stewardship of property to subordinates but maintained the right to take property back, and the barons sought to restrict the king's arbitrary takings.
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|Fall 2005||The Mythology of Holdout as Justification for Eminent Domain and Public Provision of Roads|
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