The end beautifully justified the means
A couple reminders of previous 'reopenings'.
First, in 1933 after Prohibition ended, BEER'S BACK! was heard on every radio show.
Modern equivalent? TOILET PAPER'S BACK!
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Second and more meaningful:
In 1944 as WW2 was winding down, nations were busy plannin to regain NORMALCY as fast as possible. They were NOT trying to extend the war by infinitesimal increments and phases through 2044, based on criminally fraudulent mathematical simulations that moved the goal posts farther out every day. They wanted jobs and money and consumer products and housing and NORMALCY for the tired soldiers and war workers, and they wanted it NOW.
Australia's government was trying to bring more manufacturing in-country, NOT trying to move more manufacturing back to England and America. This goal was shared by all countries, but Australia's method was unique. GM and Ford both had sales divisions, and GM was doing some limited 'last-stage' manufacturing of big pieces made in USA. The government wanted both GM and Ford to build everything in Australia. Instead of offering tax incentives, which would ultimately be unprofitable for Australia, the government offered a shakedown. "We're planning to build a state-owned auto plant and kick you out. If you don't want this to happen, build your own factories." GM and Ford responded quickly.
This wouldn't work now because profit is no longer the goal. Before 1980, automakers wanted to make as many cars as possible to maximize their profits. Making cars required running factories and employing men. Australia threatened GM and Ford with a choice of NO profit vs MORE profit. They chose to build the factories and gain MORE profit. Now all corporations seek Share Value, and the only way to increase Share Value is by eliminating factories and killing employees, turning into a stock-trading operation. When all employees are dead, Share Value goes to infinity.