GKC (one of my heroes and the guy that got me interested in RCC) has a lot to say about this very thing. It wouldn’t work, but you should look up some of his works on economics — some are on-line. Google “G. K. Chesterton” and poke around.
I think it stinks. It also means that employees have little loyalty to their companies, and we all suffer when that happens. I’m a radical when it comes to that — never give notice! Swipe pencils! Leave the end of the toilet paper in the toilet bowl so you waste additional paper when you flush!
Sorry, got carried away. Sorry you’ve been laid off so much.