I saw a very powerful movie last night on Amazon Prime (free) about Eminent Domain. If you really want to understand how Government Policy and Corporatism can wreck lives, you should check this out. Public policy always comes down to the personal level. This is the story of Suzette Kelo, a working class single woman trying to save her home from the New London Redevelopment Authority. http://littlepinkhousemovie.
The landmark Supreme Court "Kelo Decision" gave cities the right to use eminent domain when the "public good" (and tax revenue) outweighs the current use.
I fear there will be many more "little pink houses" in California if the current housing bills are signed into law.