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What happens to a tiny town when Walmart disappears?

What happens to a tiny town when Walmart disappears? | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A pullback from underperforming stores has left some rural communities without a vital source of support.
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Fifteen years ago driving through Texas I saw this coming. Walmart would destroy the main-street stores, consolidating all business in their one dominant box-store and then when the local economy flagged and its wealth had been siphoned into the Wall family's coffers, the store would be closed leaving an empty concrete monster to remind those who had hung on of the fantasies of local growth they had been fed. Walmart is, in the end, the template of the GOP economic policy and perhaps, just perhaps, this massive pullback will get Americans thinking about the impossibility of sustain the economy using a robber baron mentality. 

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5 companies that excel at screwing over customers

5 companies that excel at screwing over customers | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Time Warner Cable, Wal-Mart and others have made treating you like crap part of their basic business model
Kenneth Weene's insight:

The market only works if there is information. Here is some information that might well influence your consumer behavior. The two biggies for me are Walmart, against which I am always warning people, and Sprint, about which I have heard many complaints. Of course I don't live near the Time-Warner market.

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