Kids bicycles are a good metaphor for government interference in the marketplace

I was thinking of government care when I bought my son a new, much needed bike.  My son is just a boy.  He bikes in the neighborhood.  A three speed bike would be more than adequate.  But they don’t sell three speed bikes anymore.  The only bikes out there are 21 speed bikes, even for kids.  They break easily, because they have all sorts of movable parts.  They are grossly over-engineered for their purpose.  And they cost a fortune.  These bikes are a very good metaphor for what happens when government dictates the market.  It inevitably over-engineers, making demands that far exceed need.