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Walmart and Values: Painting the Town Red?

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  • Carden Art

    (Rhodes College)

  • Courtemanche Charles

    (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

  • Meiners Jeremy

    (Agrem LLC)

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This 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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  • Carden Art & Courtemanche Charles & Meiners Jeremy, 2009. "Walmart and Values: Painting the Town Red?," Business and Politics, De Gruyter, vol. 11(2), pages 1-18, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:buspol:v:11:y:2009:i:2:n:5
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