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A newspaper column by Evan Barrett.

Published newspaper columns written by Evan Barrett on this topic, which vary somewhat in content from this commentary, appeared in the following publications:

Missoulian, June 1, 2016

Montana Standard, June 12, 2016

Helena Independent Record, June 12, 2016

Last Best News, June 26, 2016

Ravalli Republic, July 29, 2016


Evan Barrett, Butte, is the Director of Business & Community Outreach and an instructor at Highlands College of Montana Tech. Since 1969, he has been involved at the top level of Montana economic development, government, politics and education. These are his personal views.