Laws: gravity, supply and demand
There are several laws. Laws always apply. Except in outer space in a space capsule or except in a communist/socialist society where a government attempts to control prices or supply. When people are free to choose, supply and demand apply. Think about gasoline, medicines and education.
The Truth: I talked with several Canadians last week. They explained their "universal coverage" for medical procedures. Their utopian idea is that every single person should have access, equally to every medical procedure. This is a fine goal, but does not work in a free society. This is a forced trade of time for money. The problem is that some people have more time, and some people have more money. The society (former liberal Canadian government) made a forced choice for the people who live there: Time is more valuable than money and people have the same. This is not true. People should be able to work and use their money how they want to. The Canadians also said that people traveled south of their border to purchase medical procedures they choose not to wait for. The people decide what is best for them. The same answer should soon be available for education here in the USA.