Article of the day: Stripping, capitalism, and fracking boomtowns

Another excellent piece via thebrowser.com, this time about North Dakota’s fracking gold rush.

The author, a stripper, argues that “[n]othing is more emblematic of the American dream than chaotic mining and drilling towns such as Williston, North Dakota, and the people who flock to them in search of fortune. And no one knows better how these communities work — and don’t — than the traveling topless dancer.”

Another: “Capitalism’s inherent gamble plays out on a small stage with a chrome pole while lessons in second chances and knowing when to cut your losses are there to take to heart or ignore. It’s more America than anywhere I’ve been.”

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Well worth a read for anyone interested in feminism, green politics, or just high quality writing.

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