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Finding the Positive Side of Walmart

by Elizabeth Ryan 

Tags: Politics, Walmart, Nacogdoches, Texas, Retail, The Texas Observer, Elizabeth Ryan,

walmart-superstoreNot everyone would champion the arrival of a Walmart Supercenter in their town, but Joe R. Lansdale boldly argues in The Texas Observer that the mega-retailer isn’t all that bad. He tells the story of how his Texas town of Nacogdoches was revitalized when the regular Walmart was transformed into a Walmart Supercenter. Lansdale’s not advocating for child labor, unethical work practices, unfair wages, or outsourcing—he’s just in favor of convenience and practicality when it comes to small-town life. Here’s his take:

Source: The Texas Observer

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