Remember this when you hear some moron politician drone on and on about unregulated markets. Every market is somehow regulated now by the government, but that market was already well regulated and better regulated before government got involved. Not to mention government cannot properly set or react to market prices and/or market demand properly or efficiently. This is why price fixing always ends with shortages in Communist countries, among other ills. https://fee.org/articles/theres-no-such-thing-as-an-unregulated-market I see the Hell government regulation has helped cause in my field everyday. Forcing companies to do things, telling companies they can't up their price to cover increased costs associated with generating the product. Not giving business licenses to people for whatever BS reason.