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    This same process was pointed out during the Great Depression when the banks were appropriating swathes of farmland from destitute farmers. In those days land and agriculture were one of the main moneymakers. Unfortunately successful small businesses, unlike 1930s farms, have a huge investment in strategic planning and are often run by individual entrepreneurs. The capital investment is negligible compared with intelligent management and skilled labour. If the banks ignore the latter two and concentrate on cheaply acquired infrastructure, their acquisitions will fail. It will literally be a case of killing the goose that laid the golden egg.

    "Bootstraps are a fine invention as long as they are attached to boots." blueoasis

    by northsylvania on Tue Oct 04, 2011 at 03:35:59 PM PDT

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