One place in the US insulated from the recession: West Virginia's hollows

 
As the locals joke sardonically, West Virginia is one of the few places in the US that has barely felt the effects of the current recession. It got there a long time ago. "I think the loss of population is the biggest problem ... we had at one time 13 car dealerships; now we have none," says a state senator. The result? Poverty, drugs, sickness...

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