Wal-Mart and the Decline of Small Town Downtown in North America

During the last 20 years, Wal-Mart has moved into communities and destroyed them, wiping out stores, slashing the tax base, and turning downtown areas into ghost-towns. This is accomplished through Wal-Mart’s policy of paying workers below subsistence wages, and importing goods that have been produced under slave-labour conditions overseas. Often, communities will even give Wal-Mart