Don’t Believe the Hype

Media promote prescription drug pricing stunts at Wal-Mart and other mass merchants while ignoring hidden costs.

Condemnation Nation

This June the Supreme Court handed down one of its most important property-rights decisions in decades.

Target vs. Wal-Mart

Target, thanks to its hip advertising and its longtime charitable contributions, is seen as a “better” Big Box store. But how much does it differ from Wal-Mart?

Ranchers and Dairy Farmers Win Two Battles Against Corporate and Government Foes

In a federal court decision ranchers won a class-action lawsuit against meatpacking giant Tyson Foods for violating the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921.

Celebrating Independents

Much like their founding forerunners did, communities around the country are reasserting their economic independence.

Mom and Pops Are Tops

Consumer Reports, after researching 130 pharmacies and surveying 32,000 readers, found that independent pharmacies provide the best overall value.

Local Ownership Pays Off for Communities

New studies quantify benefits of independent businesses and show hidden costs of big-box development.