The Nation: The Bad Old Days

With the recession deepening and economists worried about worse to come, the Remington Arms Co. is marketing a product that turns out to be both contemporary and nostalgic in its appeal. Someone at the distinguished old firearms company noticed that the calendar days and dates of 1975 exactly match those of 1930, the year the nation's economy really started to collapse. The current situation, of course, is no where nearly as serious. Thus no one seemed to shudder when Remington began selling a handsome replica of a 1930 calendar issued by the Peters Cartridge Co., now a division of Remington, perhaps...

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