Book Review: Big Box Swindle

Stacy Mitchell’s book offers a compelling case why uncontrolled proliferation of corporate chains undermines communities, competitive markets, and democracy.

A Look Behind the Wal-Mart PR Machine

For the last 15 months, the Edelman public-relations firm, led by seasoned political operatives, has been directing a campaign it calls “Candidate Wal-Mart.” The goal: Rescue the battered image of the world’s largest retailer.

Wal-Mart Charity Evaluated

With a combined fortune of more than $90 billion, the Waltons–the immediate heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton–are the richest family in the world. Until recently, however, they gave away little of their fortune.