Head of the Hydra: Wal-Mart Domination

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Head of the Hydra: Wal-Mart Domination
Without a doubt the largest retailer in the world is Wal-Mart. It is the quintessential paragon of a totally global enterprise that seeks to dominate and usurp the status quo of rural areas, small towns, and big cities. When a Wal-Mart breaks ground on a new store, homegrown retailers may as well hang out the “Closed” sign. Because Wal-Mart offers virtually every product conceivable, and because of economies of scale, the mom-and-pop store just cannot compete. Wal-Mart is, in essence, the “evil necessity” of the 21st century that is coming perilously close to the monarchies of the past. Its business model is nonpareil, but with so much reward comes social responsibility which Wal-Mart is repeatedly...
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