Magazine April 20, 2009, Issue

Happy Warrior

An employee (L) of returns a credit card and a receipt to a customer in Seoul, S.Korea, February 5, 2009. (Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters)

Closing Up Shop

As National Review’s in-house demography bore — oh, hang on, the self-deprecating “demography bore” shtick is getting even more boring than just boring on about demography . . . Well, okay, usually I bore on about it, as my detractors have it, in the head-for-the-hills-the-Muzzies-are-coming sense. So, just for a change, here’s the Subprime Bailout Variations of my same old demographic song.

Take a “toxic asset.” What would improve its current pitiful value? That’s easy: More demand. Less supply. An asset is only an asset as long as there’s a buyer willing to buy it. If you’ve got 50

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