A modest proposal | Arkansas Blog

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A modest proposal

Posted By on Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 6:05 AM

Give up on saving every little hardscrabble town in the Delta and concentrate instead on consolidating populations in more efficient larger towns. Let the little places die.

It's an idea former Delta Regional Authority official Rex Nelson talked about recently and John Brummett seconds.

But why focus just on the Delta? What about those Ozark hamlets a two-hour school bus ride from an Advanced Placement Physics course? Or those wind-blown West Texas burgs? Etc. Stop sending them government help, too. Let them move to Harrison, Ark., or Midland, Texas.


Favorite

Comments (15)

Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017
  • Arkansas legislature rejects bipartisan effort to study race relations

    On Friday, the Arkansas Legislative Council soundly rejected a bipartisan effort by two senators to to create a temporary legislative subcommittee to study race relations in the state.
    • Sep 15, 2017
  • Tom Cotton's influence on Trump's new security chief

    U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton is getting credit for pushing President Donald Trump to select Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser, Politico reports.
    • Feb 21, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Headlines and an open line

    • plainjim, most Trump supporters draw some kind of monthly check from the very government they…

    • on August 21, 2018
  • Re: Headlines and an open line

    • My choice for a trifecta would have been Jared, but Duncan Hunter will do. Something…

    • on August 21, 2018
  • Re: Headlines and an open line

    • Holy crap Drumpf is a total effing goddamn idiot. OK, we already knew that. @ddale8…

    • on August 21, 2018

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation