So much for Getting On The Track To The Good Life.
The Argus, as is their wont as a card-carrying liberal media outlet, sought out a few Bolsheviks from our left-wing university system for comment:
"Our economy has modernized and we're a service economy," said Ralph Brown, professor emeritus of economics at the University of South Dakota. "But what we're missing is the high knowledge-based and high human-capital type services."
To change the job make-up here, said Reynold Nesiba, associate professor of economics at Augustana College, the state needs to move toward a development model he calls "economic gardening" as opposed to "smokestack chasing."
"We attract out-of-state firms with our low corporate and low personal income tax," Nesiba said. "But it is a development strategy that will leave us in last place."