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The West

Atypical Town, Typical Inequality: the insider perspective of an outsider.

I grew up in a weird place. A small, rural town in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Georgetown (that’s right, not the one in D.C. – there’s a Georgetown in California) always struck me as the sort of town that should have dried up and emptied out a long time ago, but lacked the good sense to do so. Off the beaten path and a good 30 minutes from the larger towns of Auburn and Placerville, Georgetown is literally a dead end – once you get there, you either come back whence you came or, if you’re into off-roading, drive your Read more