Of course they never suggest an alternative. The 2 Cow Economic Model description below may explain some possible options.
You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk.
You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk.
You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you.
You have 2 cows. The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away.
You have 2 cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your heard multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.
You have 2 cows. You sell 3 of them to your publicly listed company, using a sub prime bank loan, execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows. The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via n intermediary to a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company. The annual report says the company owns 8 cows, with an option on 1 more.
You have 2 cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce 20 times the milk. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called ‘Cowkimon’ and market it worldwide.
You have 5000 cows. None of them belong to you. You charge the owners for storing them.
A CHINESE CORPORATION:
You have 2 cows. You have 300 people milking them. You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity. You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.
AN INDIAN CORPORATION:
You have 2 cows. You worship them.
AN AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION:
You have 2 cows. Business seems pretty good. You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.