Here is an example. In 1990 the IRS seized a brothel in Nevada (The Mustang Ranch) for tax evasion and tried to run it. They failed.
Now we are going to trust the economy to people who can't turn a profit running a whore house and selling booze.
Go to this website on paragraph 15 and 16 for a source.
The government never turns a profit, they are not businessmen.