Ruthann Yellow Earring lives in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Eagle Butte. Kids call it “The  Dark side” due to lack of street lights , fights, drunks loitering in the streets and domestic abuse.

 

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“In 1978, it might have been economically feasible and perfectly legal for an executive to award himself a multimillion-dollar bonus while shedding 40 percent of his work force and requiring the survivors to take annual furloughs without pay. But no executive would have wanted the shame and outrage that would have followed any more than an executive today would want to be quoted using a racial slur or photographed with a paid escort.”

- The Broken Contract: Inequality and American Decline by George Packe

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