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Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses

3 Ratings: 3.3
2006 nonfiction book by Stacy Mitchell

Large retail chains have become the most powerful corporations in America and are rapidly transforming our economy, communities, and landscape. In this deft and revealing book, Stacy Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most … see full wiki

Author: Stacy Mitchell
Genre: Retailing, Retail Businesses, Business & Finance
Publisher: Beacon Press
Date Published: October 4, 2007
2 reviews about Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers...
review by . June 10, 2010
Time to take a closer look at tax policy that favors mega retailers over locally owned businesses.
If one or more of the big box stores have set up shop in your town, chances are that they are the beneficiary of one or quite possibly several government handouts.   Since the the mid 1950's federal, state and local governments have devised a plethera of ill-conceived programs designed to benefit retailers like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Target and Lowe's, all to the detriment of locally owned and operated independent retailers.  These giveaway programs take many forms.  …
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
Don't read this book at Wal-Mart! They won't like ya doing it..hehehe.
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