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Big-box swindle : the true cost of mega-retailers and the fight for America's independent businesses

Author: Stacy Mitchell
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2006.
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Large retail chains have become the most powerful corporations in America and are rapidly transforming our economy, communities, and landscape. Local-business researcher Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most pressing problems, from the shrinking middle class to rising water pollution and diminished civic engagement. Mitchell's investigation takes us from the suburbs of Cleveland to a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mitchell, Stacy.
Big-box swindle.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006013818
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stacy Mitchell
ISBN: 9780807034996 0807034991
OCLC Number: 1006307066
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Chain store world --
Fading prosperity --
Community life --
Blighted landscape --
Sometimes low prices --
Monopolized consumers --
Uncle Sam's invisible hand --
Communities unchained --
Declaration of independents.
Responsibility: Stacy Mitchell.
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Large retail chains have become the most powerful corporations in America and are rapidly transforming our economy, communities, and landscape. Local-business researcher Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most pressing problems, from the shrinking middle class to rising water pollution and diminished civic engagement. Mitchell's investigation takes us from the suburbs of Cleveland to a fruit farm in California, the stockroom of an Oregon Wal-Mart, and a Pennsylvania town's Main Street. She uncovers the role government policy has played in the expansion of mega-retailers and builds a compelling case that communities composed of many small businesses are healthier and more prosperous than those dominated by large chains. More than a critique, this book draws on real life to present innovative approaches--from cutting-edge land-use policies to small-business initiatives--that together provide a detailed road map to a more prosperous and sustainable future.--From publisher description.

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