What Rural Economies Look Like From Above

Friday, August 5, 2016

I’ve spent the past week in western Kansas. Yesterday I mentioned the vast arrays of wind turbines that my wife Deb and I saw in Spearville, just east of Dodge City. They can be a significant part of the region’s economic future, given the natural advantage of the plains states in wind-generation potential—as shown on the map below. The biggest-picture policy questions about wind energy are not my topic at the moment. They’re for another time. I’m just setting up some photos I’d like to show.

See (and read) the full article at theatlantic.com.