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Will the ‘golden geese’ survive?

Killing the goose that laid the “golden egg” is among the most famous of Aesop’s fairy tales.

It is the story of a cottager and his wife who had a goose that laid a golden egg every day. The couple believed the goose contained a huge lump of gold and they killed the goose to grab it—only to find out that the goose was totally common.

But in killing the goose, they lost their wealth generator and were deprived of all the good things the goose could provide for them in the future.

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