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Worry over Wal-mart
|Blog Entry - Thursday, February 5th, 2004
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Brian and I have recently had a few discussions
over whether we should shop at Wal-Mart. I'd always said "ick"
to the idea, just based on a variety of things, but now he's got much better
ammunition to support my general distaste for the place.
Recent news stories (Employee
of Low Wages, Buying
Influence) have made me really
think about the impact of the Wal-Mart style of doing business on our country.
While some local governments compete for a Wal-mart store as a way of expanding
their tax base, some
localities have begun to assess whether the increased tax revenue makes
up for the negative impact
- increased infrastructure costs, increased strain on services, etc.
Posted at: 04:01:01 PM