Friday, February 24, 2012

Money Changes Everything?

Location map of North Dakota, USA

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What happens when a quiet North Dakota town (pop. 1300) becomes the center of a 21st century oil boom?

That’s the story of Crude Independence about Stanley, ND.

It’s got everything in this 90 minute presentation. Neighbors who no longer see eye to eye. A bit of resentment, money going to your head, challenge of values.

Given the small size of the town, it’s a great microcosm of how newfound wealth can alter society.

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