The State of Missouri has adopted a new law mandating that state and local officials will no longer assist in enforcing federal gun laws. The strategy has already been proven to work in states refusing to enforce federal marijuana laws.
Benjamin Rush was indecent enough to let slip the admission that the Constitution was a national government that ultimately eliminated the states. The other Federalists knew that it was not polite to admit this in public.
Powerful federal politicians have many ways of expressing their displeasure with America's private sector, and this is partly why we so rarely hear any real criticism of the feds from corporate America.
When markets are mostly free, prices adjust freely and constantly to adapt to new realities. Yet Keynes failed to understand how market rigidities are caused by government intervention. He blamed markets instead.