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(From the August/September Zephyr) Green Vinyl Liberalism: Adventures in Erstwhile Change… by Scott Thompson


For years now Jim Stiles has been writing about the metamorphosis of Moab, Utah, from an isolated yet welcoming uranium mining village to a high end municipality: welcoming to streams of tourists yet unaffordable for mere mortals to live in. And focusing particularly on the economic boom that has made it so. The increases in two-to-four wheeled traffic and visitation that have accompanied this juggernaut have obliterated the treasured spiritual solitude that Arches and Canyonlands national parks once offered while leaving their physical beauty untouched (good for smart phone photographs).

As he says, the amenities economy has come…

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