Why They Call It King Coal
A Killer Industry Continues to Call the Shots

Farago, Alan
Date Written:  2010-04-09
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2010
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX11777

Political corruption first puts coal workers at risk of death, trapped by circumstances: either work underground for King Coal and risk your life, go fight our wars in the US military and risk your life, or work for the government defending King Coal and its prerogatives. For working class West Virginians, that's the economy in a nutshell, accompanied by plaintive Civil War violins.

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