A Journey Through Oligarch Valley: End of the Road

A Journey Through Oligarch Valley: End of the Road

One day out here is enough to get you down. A few days can turn into full-blown depression.
Sep 10 · 5 minutes
A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 8: Redwood City (Detour)

A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 8: Redwood City (Detour)

You can pick up the scent of Oligarch Valley overlords in the most unexpected places.
Sep 9 · 10 minutes
A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 7: Corcoran (Exit 334)

A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 7: Corcoran (Exit 334)

Here in Corcoran, everything except the air belongs to the Boswell clan, an old slave-plantation family hailing from the state of Georgia.
Sep 8 · 12 minutes
A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 6: Cowschwitz (Exit 334)

A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 6: Cowschwitz (Exit 334)

The stench—the awful stench—was better than any visual landmark. Welcome to Harris Ranch, California...
Sep 7 · 18 minutes
A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 5: Resnicks (Exit 253)

A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 5: Resnicks (Exit 253)

The economic viability of this piece of Oligarch Valley depends on Iran being kept in a state of a permanent economic blockade.
Sep 4 · 20 minutes
A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 4: Moron (Exit 225)

A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 4: Moron (Exit 225)

Taft is an oil town, swept up in the toxic fracking revolution that’s taking the U.S. energy sector by storm.
Sep 3 · 4 minutes
A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 3: Septic Tank (Exit 244)

A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 3: Septic Tank (Exit 244)

Green Acres is not so much a farm, as a place where the great big city of Los Angeles dumps just about all of its shit.
Sep 2 · 11 minutes
A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 2: Tejon Ranch (Exit 215) 

A Journey Through Oligarch Valley, Pt 2: Tejon Ranch (Exit 215) 

Tejon Ranch shows how a small clique of lowkey aristocratic families continue to plunder California, all because one of their ancestors got here earlier than anyone else.
Sep 1 · 22 minutes
A journey through Oligarch Valley

A journey through Oligarch Valley

I head up California's I-5 to discover the putrid truth lurking beneath Central Valley.
Aug 28 · 5 minutes