You could have just said it's cheaper for companies to operate short staffed with OT, but then you wouldn't have been able to regale us with all your wonderful (lack of) business knowledge.
My company tries very hard to recruit and retain pilots. I wonder why? A base going out of service gets really, really expensive. Much more than training. We all know what one flight can generate in revenue. In other words, my company knows it costs more to be short staffed. I'm guessing my company (that is actually IN business) knows more about business than you do. Arrogance never trumps expertise, bro. Or simple math.