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kleinbl00  ·  1941 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where even Walmart won't go: how Dollar General took over rural America

On the face of it, the Interstate Highway System was a big-government giveaway that aimed to decentralize the United States through military applications. A similar infrastructure program designed to facilitate manufacturing or technology in small towns would turn everything around.

Create an ecosystem whereby small entrepreneurs received federal funds for recolonizing failing small towns and those small towns would cease to fail. Of course, that would run afoul of states' rights and is therefore communist and will therefore never happen.