Some of us already know that all levels of government are imposing more and more restrictions, mandates and fees onto people's private property.
When America was founded, a person could do just abouit anything he wanted with his own property, and officials would leave him alone.
Now there are numerous and increasing abuses. A couple of extreme examples are $1000 for a mandated percolation test and $65 for a permit to replace a water heater.
Let's assume you have a choice of two otherwise identical pieces of property onto which you wish to build a new home. One has the current excessive regulations; the other has essentially none, like in the old days, and the assurance that it would remain that way.
Assuming you have enough money to do so, how much more would you be willing to pay for the unregulated property, percentage wise?