chapter  3
16 Pages

Resource Subsidies

Visit Dubois, Wyoming, on a bright day and the colors will dazzle you: the deep green of conifer forests, the golden-brown of dry brush, the azure and ivory of snow-capped mountains against a cloud-filled sky. If you stroll around the town, you might also catch signs of what makes it an attractive social environment for the 2,000 people who live in the area year-round. The post office is the center of social life, as locals arrive throughout the day to collect mail, cross paths, and check up on one another.1