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RE: [greenyes] experts/speakers: the real cost of discounts (bas ed on Wal-Mart expose')
Brenda,
How did we get so lucky to have two Wal-Marts in almost the same place.
Calvert County, MD is considering allowing a Wall to Wall Mart to expand in
Prince Frederick, and some 18 miles north in Dunkirk, MD.  Both models are
to be the Super Wall to Wall Marts! That's a lot of "stuff" for our
landfill...

-----Original Message-----
From: Brenda Platt [mailto:bplatt@no.address]
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 1:11 PM
To: greenyes; Stacy Mitchell
Subject: [greenyes] experts/speakers: the real cost of discounts (based
on Wal-Mart expose')


Dear Megan,

ILSR's Stacy Mitchell is an expert on fighting Wal-marts and other
megastores. Her book, The Home Town Advantage:  How to Defend Your Main
Street Against Chain Stores and Why It Matters, has been a big hit and
she is a popular speaker around the country.  You can contact her at:
<smitchell@no.address>.

Good luck,

Brenda Platt
Co-Director
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
927 15th Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC  20005
Phone (202) 898-1610, ext. 230
Fax (202) 898-1612
www.ilsr.org


Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 11:25:20 -0700
To: <greenyes@no.address>
From: "Megan Kershner" <Mkershner@no.address>
Subject: experts/speakers:  the real cost of discounts (based on
        Wal-Mart expose')

I'm looking for speakers or helpful directions to find local experts
(university?) on the 'real cost of discounts' based on the Wal-mart
expose' piece.    http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/77/walmart.html

Topics may include: the real cost of growing/producing food crops; the
real costs to manufacture or employ in America; what consumers are
getting for paying the higher price; and similar off-shoot topics.  Any
links, references, or referrals would be greatly appreciated.

Will university staff (agriculture, economics, food science) have the
knowledge to assist?  USDA staff?

Megan Kershner
Boise, Idaho








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