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  •  I think it's an economic issue (1+ / 0-)
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    NotGeorgeWill

    Rural areas have always been the focus of commodities extraction, traditionally the lowest paying jobs. Those jobs are becoming mechanized or outsourced, and they're drying up. If you live in a town of 5,000, there are multiple employment options. If you live two hours away, there's probably one employer.

    "A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer

    by CFAmick on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 09:25:30 AM PST

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