Try being honest for a change, eh?
So...a core industry implodes because of ever-expanding and all-powerful government...and you want to use that as an excuse to expand the government even more...to give the government even more power. How typically liberal of you.Furthermore, if there's anything the 2008 recession and China's emerging power demonstrates, its that lack of market interventionism is a huge security risk; if a core industry implodes, then our connections to other countries are weakened and replaced by rivals. Our ability to draw on revenue pay our army and debts is shaken. Domestic tensions increase and the democracy becomes dysfunctional.