If any of my characters bear a resemblance to anyone, living or dead, it's pure coincidence.
Their first act was to slap me in cuffs, of course. " "I'm ok, thank you," she replied in her southern drawl. I'm planning to go for a nursing degree, so you're in good hands.
The free market doesn’t always make goods and services accessible to all equally, but prices prevent their misuse and squandering.
If a resource becomes limited, the price rises accordingly, consumption decreases, or a supply of it previously not cost-effective to collect becomes financially tenable.
Now, they didn’t suffer from a cultural and societal collapse as a result, but that isn’t the argument made.