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Walter Johnson Explains why Ferguson, Missouri—a City That Hosts a Fortune 500 Company—Relies on Municipal Fees and Fines to Extract Revenue from Its Poorest Residents

By Elaine Magliaro Walter Johnson has an interesting article about Ferguson, Missouri, over at The Atlantic. In it, he explains why—despite the fact that the city hosts a multinational Fortune 500 company—it “relied on municipal fees and fines to extract … Continue reading

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