boom & bust
free markets are wonderful things. especially during the boom times. not so much during the bust times. however, we need both in order for the free market economy to work its magic. during the boom times we take risks on crazy ideas that just might work. during the bust times the dumb ideas go out of business. the old decrepit companies are replaced by the young strong ones. if you try to mitigate the busts, you'll just end up hurting everyone. we get straddled with inefficient companies that depend on government support to stay in business. which prevents new world leaders from taking their place. sigh.