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Ordinarily, there is enough difference between operating a business and running the government that analogies between them break down. This article contrasts what good companies like Apple have done to overcome bad times with what the US government is doing today. It may be instructive. Apple invested in the future and it has prospered. The US government is preparing to curtail investments in the future. The implication is a more difficult future for out kids, than we might otherwise have, if we had a more effective government that could wisely invest in the future of the country.