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W Balboos, GHB21-May-20 5:48
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The supply chain is multi-dimensional and, like the internet, a network.

The multi-dimensional part is that a store may only have three days worth of food - but there are a very lot of stores. Similar for many other items. Gasoline is overtly manipulated. A nod and a wink and the basic premise of capitalism (supply and demand govern pricing) goes down the toilet.

In the current pandemic, there's not been a shortage of availability or even transport. Just that aspects of the supply chain hadn't prepared (for example) of switching from commercial bulk to consumer level "packaging". A lesson they'll hopefully learn and be able to efficiently balance production between the two (to optimize profits - not necessarily increasing prices).

Cut off the supply chain? All of it? Atomic war would do the trick. Not much else.

Where has the US supply chain been screwed? By the dependence upon imports, particularly from China. Maybe we'll finally get the message that buying there cheap, shoddy, and often contaminated products is not really cheaper at all. That primarily hits the manufacturing sector.

In terms of food production and transportation/fuel, we're pretty heavily loaded in diverse regions. As for reliance on government? That depends upon who's running the store.

Right now, the party-in-power was put in to supposedly shrink government - and that's turned out rather badly. When it comes to shrinking the government, the real description of how people behave (as they're basically simple-mind and narrow-minded) is to shrink all of it, except, of course, for the parts that are good for them. It's the mentality that even through we're all in the same boat, they're not concerned about leaks anywhere but where they are sitting.

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