I thought it was Britain at first

Since it is an article in the “Guardian”.
But the author is calling for full blown communist price controls in the US.

And the scariest part is the author is an actual economics professor!!!

One thing I have learned over the years is that just somebody has a degree or is a professor does not make that person a genius or always right.

As one example, take this guy who, admittedly has a strong academic background, is also very liberal and has written many things that I disagree with. As one example, in the aftermath of the 2000 Presidential election while the issue of Florida was still being litigated, he wrote a column saying that Florida should hold a re-vote.

And, for another example of a legal professor from the right who I think it even nuttier:

But you are a grown adult that has learned that over many years.
This crazy woman is tasked with teaching easily influenced college students about economic principles. That is how idiots like AOC get degrees in economics.