"We don’t want hordes of tourists coming in"
Lots of great wordsmithing in the piece.. really... but this one quote is really something and actually quite insightful when it comes to economic history:
“Go out to Monessen, and you’d think you were in Yekaterinburg circa 1990,” he said. Dan and I actually were both there at that time – a dying city of what was then the collapsing Soviet Union.
Somehow they spelled it 'Yinsers' later on in the article though. Alas.