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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.

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