Lack of regulation? Are you kidding me? The power of regulators in the banking, campaign finance, environment, food and medicine industries are *legendary*. You may argue that the regulators are corrupt, and I'll agree, but to assert that there is some *lack* of regulatory power is ludicrous.
You make my point when you assert that "this guy wasn't donating to the right politicians". The unchecked bureaucracy of the BLM was able to *legally* run roughshod over the interests of the ranching community in Nevada, and this poor man ended up being the last man standing. If there was ever a case of "legal plunder", this is it.