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.