With the shortage have come the usual half-baked bromides about "evil corporations" and how they aren't regulated enough. The real fault lies with welfare statists, Trump-style protectionists, and the FDA.
Popular economic wisdom says central banks can counter harmful effects of inflation by raising interest rates. Unfortunately, such moves carry their own forms of misallocation of resources and capital.
For the past six months, the regime has repeatedly used whatever bogeyman could be blamed for inflation—so long as the central bank remains blameless. First it was "greed," then it was covid, and now it is "Mr. Putin."