Rural America: Are the Pastures Greener? (Letter to the Editor)

By Andrew J. Popper

The New York Times printed President Greenberg’s letter to the editor on the critical need for lawyers in rural America. (may require subscription)

I’m a homeowner in a small city in rural western Colorado, with two master’s degrees. We’ve had two booms and three busts since I moved here in 1978; we are only now returning to pre-Great Recession conditions. With each bust the more recent and well-educated, often progressive residents move out, while the born-here and less educated, less progressive, remain.

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