Supply and demand control the economics of the marketplace. If governments get too involved it usually spells trouble. Just look at the mess in your country with the the banks and Freddy and Fannie Mac. Here you had a government run program that allowed everyone to be able to buy a house with little or no money down and hid the future higher interest rates that led to people having to walk away from their homes because they could no longer afford to keep up the payments.
Palestinian wounded in clashes with Israeli forces two days ago succumbs to wounds (Haaretz)