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American Boomtown: The Costs and Benefits of Getting Rich in Williston, ND

September 6, 2013

Waiting for a cheeseburger at the McDonalds in Williston, North Dakota I noticed something I hadn’t seen for a long time.   The manager was irritated with his staff, snapping at them, frustrated by their incompetence.  My first thought was that this man was not equal to his position.  But then I began to think differently […]

What Would Jefferson do? Time Traveling at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

August 26, 2011

So this dweeby-looking guy interrupts us, says he knows exactly what Jefferson would do.  He’s got on big square glasses and red suspenders.  Apparently, he’s an employee of Monticello, or anyway that’s what his name badge says.  It says his name is Clive. I say, “All right, Clive.  You tell us what Jefferson would do.”  […]