Cutter wrote on Feb 13, 2022, 19:28:
Seeing as the "free market" is incapable of getting these shortages and profiteering under control it's long past time for government to step in and fix it.
How do you propose this to work? Considering most of the electronics are made overseas (China), where they will close entire districts with one case of Covid, nothing is going to be done. The gov can do nothing about the shortages when the company is in a foreign country.
And even when some are going to be made here (Intel fabs), they want an astronomical amount of dollars in concessions from the feds, state, and local governments to build there. Basically, they want the taxpayer to fund the building of a multi-billion dollar factory, while they make all the money. Sound familiar (sports stadiums)?
One thing that could be done, but won’t, is dealing with the scalpers legally. As these are private individuals selling them, and they are not considered a life need (fuel, food, toilet paper), price gouging laws do not pertain.This comment was edited on Feb 14, 2022, 07:03.