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  • Reason Magazine: Chicago Impounds

    This investigation centered on Chicago’s aggressive vehicle impound program, how it intertwines with civil asset forfeiture and the city’s attempts to shrink its budget deficits, the low standards of evidence required to impound a car, and the impact of hefty impound fines on Chicago’s most vulnerable and marginalized residents.
  • Young & Arrestless

    Reason magazine examines "the case against expunging juvenile arrest records."
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    Reason Magazine describes the battle between the Environmental Protection Agency and the state of California over automobile emissions; finds that California scientists have evidence that EPA standards are skewed and their methods don't effectively cut down on smog even though they are expensive; the standoff could turn smog laws on their head, June 1994.
  • Inside the World Bank

    Reason magazine, in a lacerating profile of the World Bank, contends that by indiscriminately loaning out huge amounts of money to Third World and Eastern European governments, the bank helps to cripple their economies and oppress their people.
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    Reason Magazine shows how the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency (L.A. CRA) used power politics to have thousands of houses and small business buildings in Hollywood declared blighted; finds the L.A. CRA wanted to present the land to developers at subsidized prices, and describes how it doctored minutes of meetings, falsified data to exaggerate problems, and rigged special board elections, January 1988.
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    Reason magazine reports on Garrison Diversion Unit, a $1.2 billion irrigation project in North Dakota that after 20 years has yet to pump a drop of water; an interesting coalition of groups may save the project, January 1985.
  • Cambodia After the Fall of Pol Pot

    Reason magazine recounts the travels of a reporter through war-ravaged Cambodia after the fall of Pol Pot; describes the ineffectiveness of the Vietnamese army; part of a series on anti-Soviet guerrilla movements worldwide.