Here was my reply to the apple analogy +shane jensen
+David Pelton that's up to the market place. The free market better deals with shortages than top down central planning.
Let me give you an analogy with your apples.
In a free market society with limited government, the farmer sees the future commodity of apples going up so he grows apples to capture that profit. The market then has an abundance of apples to choose from, and prices that are fair for every consumer.
In socialism, the mobocracy decides that only golden delicious will be grown. They also decide to subsidize apples. The market is flooded with too many apples that not very many people want!
In communism the central planners run the farm, the market has no apples because government can't manage anything without destroying it.