The top-down arrangement of regulations, permissions, and enforcement has actual consequences for a lot of people. We can change this regime incrementally, just as it developed incrementally.
These tools of social pressure are the opposite of leadership. Leaders do not pressure, denounce, and coerce. Leaders open the way.
We ran out of money after the bailouts. Too bad this mandatory shutdown didn’t work for you.
If we stopped being so afraid, we would not need to turn to authorities who want to manage, administer, and control us.
Well-constructed thought experiments help us understand a problem. They do not help us predict, either what will happen, or what would have happened.
They are the shepherds that protect us from the Muscovite wolves. They can use the money to build stronger fences around us.