I wasn't familiar with the back story on these features but aggressive, immoral, and unconstitutional regulation on so many levels has retarded the market and saddled us with problems like these. James K raised the best point of the thread. All of us should be actively engaged in defending our rights and the market that relies upon them.
There are a number of good organizations working on this that would love to have your help. Some do it through lobbying the officials in office now. Others, such as the John Birch Society, focus on educating and organizing the electorate that votes for them. Either way, it takes serious effort and long-term dedication to stop the "progress" of those trying to violate our rights. It takes even more to undo the damage they've already done.