Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wilmington, Ohio

The message is plain enough, and we have ignored it for too long; the great, centralized economic entities of our time do not come into rural places in order to improve them by "creating jobs." They come to take as much value as they can take, as cheaply and quickly as they can take it.
-Wendell Berry, Another Turn of the Crank

DHL's closure of its hub in Wilmington will cost 7000 jobs in a community of 12,000. The hub was built in 2005 "with the help of a $400 million state and local incentive package."

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