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This is a badly needed book. I say that for several reasons. The first, and most obvious, is that almost anyone who has taken the time to study the situation now knows what a death star the big box on the edge of town is. When Wal-Mart and its kind first began metastasizing across the landscape, it was impossible to say for sure what the effect would be. Perhaps people would just go there for a few items they couldn't purchase locally (in my town, small appliances) and would continue to patronize local stores for the rest. Perhaps they would so add to the general prosperity of a neighborhood that everyone's boat would be lifted on their swelling tide. As it turned out, that's not what happened. Local downtowns were depopulated - a few cars parked aimlessly by the courthouse on a Saturday morning where once there had been hundreds of people coming ''into town.'' Jobs were lost - one and a half for every job created - and the jobs that weren't lost often paid less because now the big boys set the local wage scale. At the end of a decade, according to one thorough study, counties with the massive bargain depots had become poorer compared to those without. This is the intellectual landscape in which this book emerges - we are ready for the message. The second reason is that fairly few people, even when they sensed these realities, could conceive of an alternative. Wal-Mart and its kin seemed to be inevitable, as unstoppable as a missile in flight. Michael Shuman, throughout his career, has done us the great service of dispelling that myth and showing us that these behemoths can be stopped. And third, and by far most important, he shows us that in the end the crucial question is not stopping Wal-Mart at all. It's not about stopping anything. It's about starting something - vibrant local economies that will make our cities and towns the places we very much want them to be. --- Bill McKibben

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9781442954014 | Read How You Want.Com, December 18, 2008, cover price $18.99
9781442954588 | Read How You Want.Com, December 18, 2008, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: This is a badly needed book.

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Product Description: This is a badly needed book. I say that for several reasons. The first, and most obvious, is that almost anyone who has taken the time to study the situation now knows what a death star the big box on the edge of town is. When Wal-Mart and its kind first began metastasizing across the landscape, it was impossible to say for sure what the effect would be...read more

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9781442953994 | Read How You Want.Com, December 18, 2008, cover price $13.99 | About this edition: This is a badly needed book.
9781442954274 | Read How You Want.Com, December 18, 2008, cover price $13.99 | About this edition: This is a badly needed book.

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Product Description: This is a badly needed book. I say that for several reasons. The first, and most obvious, is that almost anyone who has taken the time to study the situation now knows what a death star the big box on the edge of town is. When Wal-Mart and its kind first began metastasizing across the landscape, it was impossible to say for sure what the effect would be...read more

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9781442954007 | Read How You Want.Com, December 18, 2008, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: This is a badly needed book.
9781442954533 | Read How You Want.Com, December 18, 2008, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: This is a badly needed book.

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Product Description: This is a badly needed book. I say that for several reasons. The first, and most obvious, is that almost anyone who has taken the time to study the situation now knows what a death star the big box on the edge of town is. When Wal-Mart and its kind first began metastasizing across the landscape, it was impossible to say for sure what the effect would be...read more

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9781442953963 | Read How You Want.Com, December 18, 2008, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: This is a badly needed book.

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Product Description: Bigger isn’t always better. Contrary to popular belief, small, locally owned businesses often out-perform their “big box” and Fortune 500 competition—both in outright profitability and the value they bring to consumers, workers, and communities...read more

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9781576753866 | Berrett-Koehler Pub, June 15, 2006, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Outlines a range of practical strategies for fighting globalization through profit- and community-minded small business practices, addressing the needs of four key spending categories that communities can meet to create local resources and job opportunities.

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9781576754665 | Berrett-Koehler Pub, August 1, 2007, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Bigger isn’t always better.

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Proposes a home-grown, community-based economic strategy meant to revive local marketplaces (view table of contents)

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9780684830124 | Free Pr, February 1, 1998, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Proposes a home-grown, community-based economic strategy meant to revive local marketplaces

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9780415927680 | Routledge, September 1, 2000, cover price $51.95

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In "Security without War", three young thinkers lay out principles and policies for the United States to adopt in a post-Cold War world. They encourage Americans to take account of all threats, to emphasize preventing conflicts over winning wars and to enhance every nation's security, to favour multilateral approaches over bilateral ones and to promote greater citizen participation in foreign policy.

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9780813318837 | Westview Pr, November 1, 1993, cover price $62.50

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9780813318844 | Westview Pr, October 1, 1993, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: In "Security without War", three young thinkers lay out principles and policies for the United States to adopt in a post-Cold War world.

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