Like swimming against the current wherein Obama tries to save jobs at the same time trying to create more. In an economy going no where, there is the danger of managing mere busy work. For instance, to save 30,000 Circuit City workers a new chain of no return would have to start up in face of the drastic reduction in purchasing power—and what’s more brutally realistic is to form a chain gang of retailers doing clean up work. The key, of course, is to begin to rebuild a viable industrial nation so long neglected. That will take time.