Painting the Town Red? Wal-Mart and Values
AbstractThis essay explores the relationship between commerce and culture in the context of the recent debate over the social effect of Wal-Mart. In spite of much public debate, little is known about how Wal-Mart affects values. Using data collected from multiple sources, we show there is little evidence that Wal-Mart makes communities more conservative or more progressive.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 09-5.
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 24 Aug 2008
Date of revision: 01 Apr 2009
Wal-Mart; values; retail; social capital;
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- A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
- L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce
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- O18 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
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