Ron Swanson on Propping Up a Business

The government should not prop up a failed business. That would be like giving food to a mortally wounded animal instead of slitting its throat and properly utilizing its meat and pelt. – Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation

For those who don’t understand the last part of the quote, the proper way for a business to die is for other businesses (who are actually good at what they do) to buy the equipment and other capitol of the failing business. Rationally, because the failing business is desperate to recover any money at all during death, it sells its capitol cheap, and this helps the successful businesses become even more successful, as it should.

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