BIG BOX SWINDLE: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses.

Mitchell, Stacy.

Published by Boston: Beacon Press, (2006.) dj, 2006
ISBN 10: 0807035009 / ISBN 13: 9780807035009
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Title: BIG BOX SWINDLE: The True Cost of ...

Publisher: Boston: Beacon Press, (2006.) dj

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. SIGNED on the title page. The subtitle really accurately describes this book - as Mitchell traces the dramatic growth of megastores - from big boxes like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Costco, and Staples to chains like Starbucks, Olive Garden, Blockbuster, and Old Navy - and the simultaneous decline of independent businesses, she also answers many of the arguments made in favor of these stores, and describes no-so-obvious impact of these companies and the big-box mentality on everything from soaring gasoline consumption to rising poverty rates, failing family farms, and declining voting levels. She exposes the role government policy has played in the expansion of mega-retailers and builds a compelling case that communities composed of many small, locally owned businesses are healthier and more prosperous than those dominated by a few large chains. A thoughtful and well-presented book by an author clearly in favor of independent stores. Notes, index, 317 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). Bookseller Inventory # 36035

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