December 21, 2004

Down and Out by Liza Featherstone

When we last took account of Liza Featherstone, her book The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart was receiving mixed reviews. The Nation tries to spice up their own and Ms. Featherstone's sales by giving her space in the January 2005 issue to discuss why Wal-Mart opens up stores in "poorville":

Betty Dukes is right. A 2000 study by Andrew Franklin, then an economist at the University of Connecticut, showed that Wal-Mart operated primarily in poor and working-class communities, finding, in the bone-dry language of his discipline, "a significant negative relationship between median household income and Wal-Mart's presence in the market."
I'll have a lot more to say about this later....

Posted by Kevin on December, 21 2004 at 04:24 PM