The state of affairs in the Auto Industry is a debacle
of full proportion. When did the world decide that
companies that do not make a profit are desirable to
maintain in existence. Putting aside the abusive slap
in the face to Darwin's principles, governmental
intervention to prop up a failing business eats at the
core of our nations principals. Our founding fathers
did not state, that we are "guaranteed" great
success. It is my understanding that they actually
intended for us to have the opportunity to "pursue" our
goals. As one of us fails on our individual
pursuit, certainly another in our nation would succeed.
As long as one fails and one succeeds, the world
continues to chug along. It is unrealistic to assume
that all business "can" succeed. It is simply foolish
to believe that all business "should" succeed.
Isn't natural selection supposed to wane off the weak so
that the strong may survive?
When manipulating the WEAK to survive (as the government
is currently doing), we are simultaneously HURTING THE
STRONG. As a result of pulling strength (competitive
advantage) away from the healthy companies, the world is
left with fewer companies that are strong and a greater
number of companies that which are weak. Essentially,
we are throwing a wrench into the wheel of natural
order. It is true that some may argue that helping the
weak now will make them strong for the future. However,
did previous bailouts in history help these auto
makers??? Also, as a point of fairness, why help the
losing team in a free and fair economy. If you play the
game, shouldn't we have both winners and losers? Does
it make sense for us all to be victorious. The last
time I checked the map, it did not say "Utopia".
regard to autos, as long as cars are the primary vehicle
of transportation, innovative companies will arrive to
carry the torch. Why are we helping the companies that
could not properly control the flames? The industry has
already faltered as current companies have been burned
by not properly carrying their responsibilities. Simply
put, the existing companies have failed. It is time for
these failed entities to pass the responsibility to
someone new. If we bail them out, the new team never
gets a turn.
we obtrusively alter reality via government
intervention, we are creating a false reality that will
need to correct itself some where down the chain of
business evolution. It is best to move along quickly,
rather then force the worlds economy to suffer a slow
death. Let the failed automakers die off and turn them
to fertilizer. Possibly smaller automakers will pop up
like flowers to carry the torch to a well run business
but what does any of this have to do with fashion.
Well, I was getting to that part...
"transportation", we have many options. We can drive
cars, ride buses, ride on bicycles, ride skate boards,
ride roller skates, etc. For goodness sakes, we can
even get from point A to point B on Heely's (yes, those
sneakers with wheels in the soles). So, if we lose
automakers we still have other sources of
transportation. However, when dealing with CLOTHING, we
only have "clothing". We do not really have other
People can say, "I do NOT have a car available to me
today, but I can still make it to work."
People can NOT say, "I do NOT have clothing available,
but I can still make it to work.".
to the fact that a high "unemployment" rate is the only
thing that can guarantee a slow economy. It is my
opinion, that it is more important to save the Fashion
Industry then it is to save the Auto Industry. Again,
we can go to work without a car, but we can not go to
work without clothing (yes, I understand exotic dancers