Sadly, that's not all too often how it plays out. Here's how it indeed all too often plays out: Bulb maker hires bright minds to invent an energy efficient, profit-producing, bulb, which they---in terms of energy efficiency---do. Smart consumers don't buy them---they just don't pencil. Rather than going back to the drawing board and inventing a legitimate product, light bulb makers put their millions behind regulations that would eliminate the old, less-profitable, bulbs. Result: cronies (bureaucrats and businessmen) gain politically and monetarily, consumers lose money and liberty.
Of course only a far-left administration would support such a thing. Oh wait! It was George W. Bush who signed that legislation. Don't kid yourselves, my "conservative" friends...
*Banning whole milk because non-fat is better for the consumer.
*Banning regular beer because light " " "
*Banning regular chewing gum because sugarless " " "
*Banning white bread because whole grain " " "
*Banning frosted flakes because...you know...
*Banning thin-soled shoes because cushioned are " " "
*Banning you name it because some substitute is " " "
Think me ridiculous? Really? Think again: Our no-brighter-than-you-and-me elected officials---at the behest of their sponsors---have determined that