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Big Box Stores’ Other Shoe Drops

Lowe’s is a parasite that is killing its host

Since the start of this century, small- and mid-sized towns have courted big box stores, using tax revenues to fund expensive road, sewer, and electric expansions to lure large corporate chains to town.

These companies promised jobs and tax revenues, and, technically speaking, they delivered both, but only…




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