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‘Billionaire Wilderness’ Author On How Wealth Is Transforming The Mountain West

Kyle Macki/KHOL
A large crowd gathered on Tuesday, Aug. 3, to hear Justin Farrell discuss his research on the ultra-wealthy of Teton County, WY.

The book "Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West" came out in March 2020 -- unfortunate timing for a book tour. However, author and Yale University professor Justin Feral has been back on the road across the Mountain West this summer to talk about what he learned from five years of studying the ultra-wealthy of Teton County, Wyoming. KHOL and Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s Kyle Mackie spoke to Feral ahead of a recent talk in Jackson.