@Alex_Linder >Germany is now banning energy price increases. Same thing happened in Venezuela, and the end result is catastrophic inflation!
How does that work? Because I promise you 99,9% think capping the energy prices sounds great.
@TheIronHeart great for whom?
@Alex_Linder The consumers. I assume this is what the person you quoted referred to:
The German government wants to stop energy companies from increasing electricity and gas prices in 2023, Bild newspaper reported Saturday, citing draft legislation.
The government has already ordered a cap on energy prices for next year to quell the energy crisis that threatens household budgets and the viability of many businesses.
@TheIronHeart what if the government tell you that you're forced to supply bananas at the price of .50 a bunch?
this is the most basic economics possible.
prices arent random things.
sure, the average person would like everything free.
@TheIronHeart the german government cut off relations with russia, which is why prices are high in the first place. if they cap the energy price, then no one's going to supply anything. then the government will force them too.
your questoin is what's wrong with government running everything. it doesnt work. the market does work. every 'problem' that europe has is caused by government not allowing actual markets to work.
@TheIronHeart it's the same with all leftism. you can see examples on here.
you impose rent control. some people paying today 350 for apartment in nyc when the market price is 10x that. great for them. but the vast majority have extreme difficulty finding housing because the market is hampered by the government. it's this in every area. you could even stretch it and explain politics by it: the white vote is excluded, two fake alts are the only licensed players, and the majority suffers.