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Wal-Mart admits it destroys small business

April 5, 2006 5:41 PM

Big story today in the New York Times (and it's being picked up everywhere) on how Wal-Mart will now give bribes grants to small businesses in the urban areas it is trying to invade.

Yet somehow, no one, NO ONE, not even Wal-Mart Watch, has realized that this is the first time Wal-Mart has admitted its presence destroys small businesses. The only way for small business to compete is to accept Wal-Mart's training and blood money.

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Read the 2 comments.

Dave E.:

I just visited an old service buddy of mine who now lives in Brush, Colorado. A Wal-Mart megastore just opened up two exits down the highway from Brush a couple years ago and cleared out a ton of small business along the highway corridor.

Logically speaking, this is essentially the natural progression of capitalism. Nothing about this is illegal, just arguably immoral. Herein lay the entire conflict for those that hate what Wal-Mart does to communities.

Well, my buddy was pissed about it, and he's as small town American as you can get.

The Wal-Mart urban move has been angled on and anticipated for awhile now, but Wal-Mart faces weightier foes than mom and pop corner shops in a move on an urban area. Again, not illegal, just arguably immoral. But morals seem to be a scarce commodity in these days.

Fri Apr 7 2006 1:27 AM

Right Wing Ryan:

Good point Dave, we all know Wal-Mart has empowered China to become in the not to distant future become the world's foremost superpower. In short, Wal-Mart has ruined America. Everyone can kiss thier cozy way of American life goodbuy as China economically takes us over.

Sun Apr 23 2006 4:47 PM

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