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Don’t patronize Walmart

EDITOR:A new Walmart is coming to Gardnerville, and while some people think this will be good for the local economy, others are taking a closer look at the details and reaching different conclusions.A 2011 study by Loyola University proves what many of us have known all along: Walmart doesn’t create jobs — it kills them, draining the financial life out of communities across the country.The researchers found that within two years of opening a store in the West Side of Chicago, Walmart forced 85 local businesses to close their doors.These businesses were the heart of their community. Their profits circulated …

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