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3. Kitchen Nightmares
The same concept applies to Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares, a British transplant starring foul-mouthed celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey, who spends each episode knocking some sense into fledgling restaurant owners. In a refreshing twist, the show presents a side of the U.S. economy often overlooked in the recession narrative: the burgeoning and thriving world of delicious food. And whether or not each restaurant highlighted on the show ends up as viable businesses, the very fact that a given restaurant might fail is something to celebrate. The high closure rate featured on Kitchen Nightmares is an example of capitalism's genius for creative destruction. The entrepreneurs that failed will either try again and succeed or be replaced by a business that can deliver the goods.