Ben DeJar­nette wrote this arti­cle for YES! Mag­a­zine . Ben is a free­lancer writer based in Port­land, Ore­gon. His work on rur­al eco­nom­ic issues has been fea­tured in print and online for Inves­ti­gateWest, High Coun­try News, Ore­gon Busi­ness, and oth­ers. Fol­low him on Twit­ter at @BenDJduck
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