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Now see, this is where the capitalist system kicks in. Here in Colorado, there was a competition over a century ago between Canon City (should be a squiggle over the n but I don't know how) and Boulder. The choices were to have either the state university or the state penitentiary. Canon City ended up with the pen, and Boulder ended up with CU.

Jump forward 100 years, and Boulder is filled with a bunch of liberal academics and techno-entrepreneurs, while Canon City has several huge complexes of state and federal prisons. The town landscapes reflect exactly what you would expect: Boulder has bicycles, buses, trees, a pedestrian mall, and house prices beyond belief, while Canon City has fast food places, tattoo parlors, and is a barren wasteland.

See if you can figure out which is which!

by asdf on Sun May 16th, 2010 at 01:37:23 PM EST

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