To be published soon by our newest author, Dave Freudenthal. Wyoming: The Paradox of Plenty — Allure and Risk of a Mineral Economy
“Our children and grandchildren leave to find a job and build their future elsewhere.” Wyoming’s economy is consistently ranked among the least diversified in the United States. Originally based on agriculture, the state soon transformed into a minerals-based economy, largely energy minerals. Buffeted by the ups and downs of commodity markets, citizens either leave or adopt a stoic attitude.
This book examines the political history of Wyoming with an emphasis on the period between 1966 and 1986. During these 20 years, underlying historical trends were accelerated by American energy, economic, and environmental policies that define much of Wyoming’s economic predicament today.
Release date is December 20, 2022.