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 merelymortal
Joined: 11/24/2009
Msg: 68
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I have a question FrankNStein902:
1. ECONOMIC IMPACT OF LOCAL BUSINESSES VS. CHAINS
The following studies have found that locally owned stores generate much greater benefits for the local economy than national chains.

Thinking Outside the Box: A Report on Independent Merchants and the Local Economy - by Civic Economics, September 2009

This study examined financial data from 15 locally owned businesses in New Orleans and compared their impact on the local economy to that of an average SuperTarget store. The study found that only 16% of the money spent at a SuperTarget stays in the local economy. In contrast, the local retailers returned more than 32% of their revenue to the local economy. The primary difference was that the local stores purchase many goods and services from other local businesses, while Target does not. The study concludes that even modest shifts in spending patterns can make a big difference to the local economy. If residents and visitors were to shift 10% of their spending from chains to local businesses, it would generate an additional $235 million a year in local economic activity, creating many new opportunities and jobs. Likewise, a 10% shift in the opposite direction - less spending at local stores and more at chains - would lead to an economic contraction of the same magnitude. Another noteworthy finding of the study is that locally owned businesses require far less land to produce an equivalent amount of economic activity. The study found that a four-block stretch of Magazine Street, a traditional business district, provides 179,000 square feet of retail space, hosts about 100 individual businesses, and generates $105 million in sales, with $34 million remaining in the local economy. In contrast, a 179,000-square-foot SuperTarget generates $50 million in annual sales, with just $8 million remaining in the local economy, and requires an additional 300,000 square feet of space for its parking lot. See our New Rules article for more background on this study.


Wouldn't this mean that big boxes are better at wealth distribution on a national scale... and that small businesses are better at distribution on a local scale? That they are different tools... to be used for different purposes?

Thats what the info in your post said to me anyway.
 .dej
Joined: 11/6/2007
Msg: 72
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Take back control of our taxes
Posted: 9/28/2010 11:58:06 PM

No, this is illegal and I would not participate in such an action.

Uh, some of the most admired social progressives used civil disobedience to achieve just ends. See: Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks.
 Imported_labor
Joined: 3/7/2008
Msg: 73
Take back control of our taxes
Posted: 9/29/2010 9:10:04 AM

Be careful about buying into this class warfare BS... The marxist agenda is a GLOBAL one. ..


This kind of discourse seems to be a bit outdated by 25 years +/-; at least we should say that it belonged in the 20th century.

Nowadays it is used by those that want to disguise the activities of the people who are enriching themselves by practicing class warfare against the lower classes. One just needs to remind himself/herself about the legal non-living minimum wages, the predatory credit lending rates, the widespread hiring of illegal aliens by the corporate powers along with the wholesale out-sourcing of jobs to other countries.

That is pure and unadulterated class warfare against the lower classes. I haven't heard much lately in terms of the lower classes organizing themselves to take over the power of government and assume control of the means of production. If you have, please share that info with us.
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