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  •  I get crap (2+ / 0-)
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    netop, liz dexic

    from my co-workers because I refuse to shop at Wal-Mart.  Doesn't matter how nicely I bring up all the facts on how horrid Wal-mart is for our local economy and the world, they just are interested in the 'low pricing'.  I don't give up though, I will just continue talking about it.  I also won't go to Chik-Fil-A.

    Why do Republicans Hate Americans?

    by Caniac41 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 10:58:13 AM PST

    •  So damn short sighted and sad that way many folks (1+ / 0-)
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      liz dexic

      don't see the cost of that low pricing.  
      Screwed up local tax base (new roads and traffic lights for Wal-Mart, who don't pay a fair share of property tax which leaves local shops paying for Wal-Mart's infrastructure)
      Damage to the local businesses directly in competition with WalMart.
      Damage to local businesses, such as newspapers, that lose ad revenue due to WalMarts practice of not relying on newspaper ad space. (separate flyers or blown-in circulars that are produced far away from the local economy)
      The list goes on... someone who lays it all out very well is Stacy Mitchell in her book
      Big Box Swindle.  It's worth a read, even if you don't need convincing about the evil of the Big Box. Then, maybe loan it to a co-worker?

      "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars" --Casey Kasem

      by netop on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 11:30:10 AM PST

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