...what scares people about freedom so much is that you can't predict what that will be like. and then their fear of freedom is what prevents it from happening. i don't think it would be so scary to just let people decide for themselves. they are gonna do what they want anyway, most of them in spite of all the attempts to control.
so all the expense, all the time all the money all the resources, put towards more controls could instead be redirected towards helping people to make better decisions, with the full realization that their better judgment might disagree with what anybody else thinks they should do. empowering people instead of oppressing them goes against everything plato told us to do, and that is exactly why it will work.