The article “Asset stripping is good” recaps a small portion of the movie “Pretty Women” from an economic standpoint. It talks about a character in the movie that buys large companies and then turns around and sells them for pieces. The sum of money received from selling the pieces was greater than the whole. This is smart business but not always the best way to make friends. The article also draws an interesting correlation between the asset stripping business and prostitution, which you can read for yourself.
“When economic resources are tied up in activities with an insufficient economic future to justify their use in this way, it makes perfect sense for someone to un-bundle them and release them into the wild, separately.”
Basically, asset stripping involves the whole idea in economics that we are working with scarce resources. If you take resources that were otherwise locked up in something like a large business with a lower overall worth, it’s sometimes good to strip it down for a higher net benefit to society.