This new turn toward obedience to expert-fueled executive power didn’t appear from nowhere. Society has long been moving toward a model of society in which outcomes are more important than the protection of natural rights.
Because people strive to improve their condition, they exchange goods and, in this sense, they create the necessary conditions for the emergence of prices. Prices are simply an unintended consequence of the human quest to improve one's life.
Often, when the “smash the state” position is invoked—especially among those less familiar with the state as an institution—further investigation often reveals a dangerous lack of precision about what exactly the state is.