Reclaiming the Commons in Appalachia
Property is Theft

Mincy, Grant
Date Written:  2014-01-29
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15754

The extractive resource industry has a firm hold on the wild, wonderful, but wounded Appalachians. The use of eminent domain and compulsory pooling has robbed communities of their cultural and natural heritage. Capital is the authority of the Appalachian coalfields, and has created systemic poverty and mono economies. Instead of prosperity in the commons, the mechanism of authority has spawned tragedy.

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