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When Wall Street came to coal country: how a big-money gamble scarred Appalachia – by Evan Osnos (The Guardian – September 14, 2021)

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https://www.theguardian.com/ nce or twice a generation, Americans rediscover Appalachia. Sometimes, they come to it through caricature – the cartoon strip Li’l Abner or the child beauty pageant star Honey Boo Boo or, more recently, Buckwild, a reality show about West Virginia teenagers, which MTV broadcast with subtitles. Occasionally, the encounter is more compassionate. In 1962, …

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