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The Kids Are Actually Sort of Alright

Submitted by Leo Klein on Tue, 10/25/11 (11:40pm)
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Sunday, October 16, 2011
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Another phrase I now can’t get out of my head is “managed decline.” It’s been batted around in the context of Europe; George Soros splashily said it about the U.S. dollar a few years ago; and Ken Layne, the Wonkette Cassandra, used it when we spoke. It also strikes me as a fairly good way of describing the process of getting older.