This post appeared earlier today on RealMoney . Click here for a free trial, and enjoy incisive commentary all day, every day.Nobody roots for failures. But we all know we need them. Is there any doubt that the nation has too many auto companies? Wouldn't everyone be better off with Chrysler closing and the gunslinging private-equity folks at Cerberus eating the loss? Wouldn't it be better if we had fewer homebuilders like the zombie Beazer ( BZH) that just reported? We need inventories to decline for housing, but this industry wants bailouts so it can pump out more homes. We need just the opposite. Merge and close.