posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 04:27 PM
The fact is that capitalism is built on risk-taking. Every venture capitalist knows there is a degree of risk inherent to every
investment, every loan, every trade, so a smart businessman assesses the activity of the market and the needs of his enterprise
thoroughly in order to minimize the risk and ensure a solid return on his investment.
Under a healthy capitalist system, when an enterprise fails to make intelligent decisions and takes on bad risk, the enterprise fails.
And rightly so. When this happens, the business dissolves and personnel are compelled to leave the company to seek employment or start new businesses
elsewhere. From this dissolution, new companies arise like a phoenix from the ashes; and, with the knowledge gained from prior experience, the
new businesses are stronger, more cautious, and more profitable than the older, failed venture.
This is how a healthy capitalist system works.
Now, under a sick capitalist system — one contaminated with the cancer of socialism, such as we have now — the central government offers a
safety net to failing organizations, so these companies don't fail completely, but continue to operate with the same bad
decision-makers at the helm, taking the same bad risks, and prolonging a death of a thousand bad ideas.
These companies are not allowed to fail naturally. Instead, the sick companies plod onward, aimlessly, hemorrhaging taxpayer money,
never learning the lesson of failure that normally gives birth to newer and smarter companies.
In a nutshell, our socialist government should have stayed out of free market economics and allowed banks to fail, allowed them fall
flat on their asses with their ridiculous home loan policies and extending loan opportunities to millions of illegal aliens, to cite just a
couple of examples of their extraordinarily bad risk-taking.
But, more than that, we should rid ourselves of the socialists in central government who, dating back many years, took it upon
themselves to interfere in our free market, offering a safety net to bad businesses and bad businessmen at the expense of American
taxpayers. Like it or not, successful capitalism is mostly about learning how NOT to fail by failing a few times.
— Doc Velocity