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Big-Box Swindle

The True Cost of Mega-retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Business



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Big-Box Swindle by Stacy Mitchell
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An accessible, in-depth exploration of the economic, environmental, and social damage being done by big-box stores like Wal-Mart, Costco, and Home Depot. Wal-Mart's labor policies are at the forefront of numerous discussions but Mitchell includes many large-scale retailers in her analysis, describing the problematic effect that big-box stores are having on local economies, the environment and ultimately on consumers.

Author Biography

Stacy Mitchell is a regular speaker and advisor to communities on retail development and independent business. A senior researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, she chairs the American Independent Business Alliance . Mitchell regularly contributes articles and commentaries to magazines and newspapers, and produces an acclaimed monthly email newsletter, The Hometown Advantage Bulletin. She lives in Portland, Maine
Release date NZ
October 29th, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Annotated edition
Beacon Press
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