a bleak strip mall hellscape

Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses

by Stacy Mitchell Author

In the last 40 years, big-box stores have come to rule the US landscape. Mega-retailers sprawl out beyond the edges of towns and cities, fueling the worst health, lifestyle, political, agricultural, and environmental challenges we face today. Stacy Mitchell's critique is rightfully scathing, and she also provides case studies drawn from the hundreds of communities that have fought back against the spread of big boxes and rebuilt their local economies, and offers strategies that you can use to do the same.