In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.
Author John Steele Gordon looks at the role air conditioning played in the South becoming a political powerhouse — especially a Republican powerhouse. Thanks to AC and desegregation, Gordon writes, the South was able to develop. People wanted to live there — companies wanted to move there.
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