In a financialized neoliberal economic regime, rural places start to look more and more like an economic periphery within a core country. The true core is in NYC, San Francisco, and everywhere else you’d expect.
Montana’s special election and the underlying tragedy of Western politics
Connor Wroe Southard

Agree. This is what makes the Electoral College so vital to American democracy — it serves as a bulwark against a ‘wall of money’ domination by the largest metro areas/media markets.