I love this little story of one of the richest men in the world being unable to complete a real estate parcel he wanted. Why? Because this would never happen today. The owners and tenants of the small properties Rockefeller wanted to acquire actually had strong property rights in the 1930's. Today, a rich real estate developer would just go to the city and have their property declared blighted, seized by eminent domain, and handed to them on a platter.