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Sat Jun 9, 2018, 05:08 PM

1. Toys R Us--Just Another Uninteresting Dump For Chinese Goods

 

In capitalism, someone profits from someone's mistakes. I get that. Too-big-to-fail banks like Goldman, et al, somehow throw good money after bad and make it work (deliberate losses to reduce taxes?). Even when they are dealing with crap companies like Toys R Us that lost their relevance decades ago. American retailing is just providing floor space for foreign-made goods fewer and fewer people need. Somewhere out there, Sears-Roebuck is making a last-gasp play to avoid following Mervyn's and Montgomery Ward into extinction. Fuck 'em. Dinosaurs become extinct because they cannot adapt to changing conditions. The 50s big-box, big-sprawl era ended. Malls are dying because managers with big dreams and big ideas do not understand their dreams and idea ares artificial, do not contribute to any social good, and all the floor space and parking lots cost more than they're worth. The Big Dream/Big Idea guys have been replaced by the velociraptor sociopaths who get in quick, tear off a big chunk of meat, then disappear. In this context, most economic activity is meaningless.

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