My company has been working on an office renovation for months and we’re close to actual construction. I have been shocked at how much time and wasted effort is involved in the compliance process to get permits from various government agencies just to make upgrades on our own building. You would think the politicians own the building, because they’re the ones driving many of the decisions. Our building owner keeps having to write checks to government bureaucrats for permission to work on the building which he allegedly owns. If you can’t do as you please with your own property, can you really say you own it?