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  • It's the economy -- and growth and the environment -- stupid!

    It's the economy -- and growth and the environment -- stupid!

    The economic collapse – with its attendant slowdown in mining, drilling and development – gives Westerners a chance to pause and rethink the way we use the land.

  • Tarp Nation

    Tarp Nation

    Throughout the West, tent cities and shantytowns with names like Taco Flat have sprung up to house the poor and dispossessed.

  • Dust off your survival skills

    Dust off your survival skills

    In tough economic times like these, we could learn a lot from our pioneer ancestors, who managed to survive – and thrive – in a harsh Western landscape.

  • Food for thought

    Food for thought

    With the economy lagging, Westerners are using food stamps to fill up pantries for Christmas.

  • Tent cities and what they tell us

    Tent cities and what they tell us

    Most Americans associate slums with places like Mumbai, India, but all over the West, tent cities and shantytowns are springing up to house the dispossessed.

  • Slumdog U.S.A.

    Slumdog U.S.A.

    Most Americans associate slums with places like Mumbai, India. But they exist here, too.

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