Stacy Mitchell discusses big-box retail on Wisconsin Public Radio

Date: 10 Oct 2006 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

In this 40-minute interview on Wisconsin Public Radio, ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell talks with host Joy Cardin about how the growing domination of mega-retailers, like Wal-Mart and Home Depot, is detrimental to society, but not irreversible.  She also discusses her new book, Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses (Beacon Press).

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Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and directs its Independent Business Initiative, which partners with a wide range of allies to implement policies that counter concentrated power and strengthen local economies.