The wary cat has a theory of the world: “Stove burns you. Stay away from stove.”
When we experience a large decrease in supply, or an increase in scarcity, the price mechanism helps us know what to do next.
Prices are the moral rationing agents of market exchange.
The media rarely celebrate ordinary people doing jobs for which they get paid. But the man selling several generators can be more impactful than the man giving one away.
It is a bedrock American principle that governments cannot discriminate against religious citizens and institutions.