An excellent commentary on the working class malaise, written by the $20,000 award winner from The Economist's annual essay contest.
The only gap here is that it's truly "preaching to the choir." There's little doubt that Economist subscribers LOVE to hear that even in depressed West Virginia, the courageous average American worker is eager to embrace change. What they probably don't think about is that the writer of the essay could hardly be considered an average American worker (she's good, far too good).
Regardless of the nitpicking, this is a definite must-read.