Wal-Mart Wars

Reason Jacobs Fellow Ted Balaker explains how banning big box stores like Wal-Mart actually harms families.
January 31, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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In the coming weeks, the Los Angeles City Council is expected to pass an ordinance that would forbid Wal-Mart Supercenters from coming to the city and selling groceries. The council fears the low-cost giant would crush smaller competitors and bring the 'wrong' jobs to Southern California -- the lower-paying, nonunion kind... Is Wal-Mart a source of economic destruction and lost jobs?

Thanks to George Passantino

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Published on Monday, January 26, 2004 in Reason Public Policy Institute
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