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FRACKED UP!: Hollywood,Interrupted Visits America’s New Boomtown

Three hundred miles due north of Deadwood, South Dakota and roughly half as many years past its 1870s heyday, a new gold rush is threatening to give that storied spectacle of exuberant capitalism a run for its money. In a country with an unofficial underemployment rate of 20%, the tiny railroad whistle-stop of Williston, [...]
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