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L Tecolote, that previously productive town was only productive so long as there were people elsewhere to buy their products. An economy built on manufacturing is far better than one built on tourism, but neither works if the underlying economy isn’t strong. The only truly resilient communities any more are those with a sufficient agricultural base, craftsmen, and natural resources so as to be able to fend for themselves if they had to, and even then only if they are located where they wouldn’t be overrun by refugees from elsewhere.