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Archive for January 9, 2018

So, we looked up oil derricks in Kansas. You see them occasionally and seemingly randomly placed singularly in a field. They pump slowly. There is nothing else visible – no pipes, no storage tank, no attendant workers. I have seen them in California too. I do not think of Kansas as an oil producing state. Indeed, the market has collapsed in recent years. The old derricks keep pumping. We passed with barely a glance.