Is WalMart Good for America Is WalMart Good for America?

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Wal-mart does more good than harm, I think.  I realize that it does not pay its workers much or give them benefits.  However, Wal-mart does help many poor people by allowing them a cheap place to shop.  In some areas, Wal-mart is the only grocery store.

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I guess this is as good a place to vent about Wal-Mart as any. I shop at Wal-Marts because of their low prices, but no single corporation has contributed to the demise of mom-and-pop businesses more than Wal-Mart. In the past two towns in which I have lived (both in Florida), Wal-Marts cause unwanted traffic problems. Worse yet, I have to constantly check my receipts, since so many of the items I purchase are electronically...

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Walmart is great for the consumers, like the post above mention. However, it hurts local businesses that cannot compete with their inexpensive goods as well as the manufacturers of the good at Walmart dice they have to compete with other brands and have to lower their product price do that Walmart will choose them.

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