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Not everything is worth the money: Neoliberal destabilization in South Dakota.

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You can make so much money in one or two weeks in Sturgis that there are store fronts on Main Street that are empty every other week of the year, and no one can afford the rents there to have, say, a hardware store. What kind of community is that? It would make sense if you lived there to wonder if the profits are really going where they're supposed to go.

Historian Catherine McNicol Stock on her article “Is the rally really worth it?” The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the Costs of Neoliberalism for OSU Origins.

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Catherine McNicol Stock

Catherine McNicol Stock is the Barbara Zaccheo Kohn’ 72 Professor of History at Connecticut College.

 

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