Supply Chain is Government Problem

I hate to sound like a parrot repeating the only phrase he knows until everyone is sick of hearing him. Even though it’s true. Squawk! Government is the problem.

If you’ve seen any news or visited a store recently, you may have noticed the supply chain seems to be broken. Almost every retailer is having trouble getting products, and many of them are telling customers to start trying to get what they want early. They are warning customers that the things they want may simply not be available in time for the holidays.

So far, this supply chain failure isn’t as bad as is common in more completely socialist regimes, but it’s worse than most of us thought would happen here in America. We are accustomed to being able to find what we want when we want it.

It will probably get a lot worse before it gets better.

Once again, those crazy “preppers” don’t look so crazy.

Ever since the supply chain failure became noticeable, I’ve been hearing supposed experts giving their opinions on the reason behind it. Like me, you’ve probably heard many different reasons, not just one. All of them sound completely plausible, even though they are all different. Everyone is looking at the problem from their own angle, seeing a different part of the whole.

This inability to find one good reason usually indicates every reason you hear is wrong.

That’s not the case this time. Not if you dig below the surface of every individual reason suggested for the failure. If you do so, you’ll see there’s one common feature connecting all of them.

At its foundation, every reason I’ve heard comes down to this: the “just in time” supply chain was fragile, and something was going to break it. That “something” was government interference.

It’s been a long time coming, but the COVID overreactions of the recent past — still ongoing in some backward political offices — brought it to a head.

Regulations, licensing, legislation, handouts … they all came together to create this mess. It won’t be solved by doing more of the same. Getting government out of the way is the only permanent solution, but it’s one you’ll not hear from the mainstream or from government (as if those are different).

Yes, government caused this problem, too. Government is the problem so often it can’t be a coincidence. To pretend otherwise is to live in denial.

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