... Government subsidizing the development of new technologies has the universal effect of distorting competition and making any such projects fail.
Like the railroads, airplanes, nuclear power, computers, the Internet, GPS, biotech, all of which had heavy US government subsidy in the beginning.
The right hand rules in electromagnetism isn't a fundamental property of the universe, but just a result of sign convention. If we had a signed positive charge to electrons and flipped the definition of current, you would end up with a left hand rule. If we had picked the opposite definition of what the positive direction of the magnetic field means , we would have left hand rules. You can make the vector cross product left handed instead of right handed, and physics is fundamentally the same with some sign flips in definitions that are arbitrary human notation.
Correct. But non-conservation of parity in the weak interaction does produce chirality. However it is not clear how this property of sub-atomic particles could bias chemical reactions to favor one handedness over the other. More likely chirality in biology reflects a "first mover advantage" in early evolution. Descendants of a self-replicating molecule that happened to form in one chirality may simply have come to dominate life. Another explanation is that life did not evolve on Earth and was seeded by a single chiral bacteria.
No amount of careful planning will ever replace dumb luck.