• Economics
  • Published 2005

Does Wal-Mart Cause an Increase in Anti-Poverty Program Expenditures?

@inproceedings{Hicks2005DoesWC,
  title={Does Wal-Mart Cause an Increase in Anti-Poverty Program Expenditures?},
  author={Michael J. Hicks},
  year={2005}
}
As the largest private sector employer in the United States, Wal-Mart experiences considerable scrutiny over its influence on a number of regional fiscal and economic issues. These include its impact on the local retail market structure, land use patterns, local fiscal conditions and general business practices. Criticism of Wal-Mart’s business practices include, but are not limited to its anti-unionization efforts, sale of imported goods, wage and compensation structure and the use of Federal… CONTINUE READING

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