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The Biblioracle: Primed for a change regarding Amazon

The Biblioracle: Primed for a change regarding Amazon

I want to talk about what it means to shop at Amazon, or in my present case, to stop shopping at Amazon. But let's consider Walmart first. I'm old enough to remember when Walmart spread from Arkansas throughout the South. My first Walmart experience was in Lake Charles, La., where I went to graduate school, and where I appreciated the ability to (sparsely) furnish my apartment in a single stop, for not a lot of money. At the time, voices warned us about the downsides of embracing a retail culture dominated by Walmart. They told us that Walmart would put pressure on local businesses, and that individual savings on consumer goods were unlikely to offset the harm to local...

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