Forced to confine

What can we hang on to and what should we liquidate?

“These jobs aren’t coming back,” John E. Silvia, chief economist at Wachovia in Charlotte, North Carolina, said after the Labor Department’s report Friday. “A lot of production either isn’t going to happen at all, or it’s going to happen somewhere other than the United States. There are going to be fewer stores, fewer factories, fewer financial services operations.”