I worked for a company once, when that company shut down. The company shut down because it spent more money than it took in. It was spending money on things like me, while I was producing a product not enough people wanted to spend money on. So the company did what must have seemed like the logical thing at the time: It fired my nonessential ass, locked its doors, and filed for bankruptcy as a protection against its creditors.
Perhaps the managers had never shut down a company before, and so just didn’t know how to do it right. In studying the actions of those much smarter and wiser than me, I have now learned that the correct way to shut down is to “furlough” unproductive employees with the promise of full back pay at some arbitrary point in the near future, while sending armed men to harass customers and drive them away from the previously-purchased product. In this way, the company will remind the customers how indispensable it is in their lives. Profit!