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Wal-Mart and Values: Painting the Town Red?


Art Carden


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Charles Courtemanche


University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics

Jeremy Meiners


Washington University in Saint Louis - Department of Economics

April 1, 2009


Abstract:     
This essay explores the relationship between commerce and culture in the context of the recent debate over the social effect of Wal-Mart. In spite of much public debate, little is known about how Wal-Mart affects values. Using data collected from multiple sources, we show there is little evidence that Wal-Mart makes communities more conservative or more progressive.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 22

Keywords: Wal-Mart, values, retail, social capital

JEL Classification: A13, L81, N3, O18, Z13

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Date posted: June 23, 2007 ; Last revised: April 8, 2009

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Carden, Art and Courtemanche, Charles and Meiners, Jeremy, Wal-Mart and Values: Painting the Town Red? (April 1, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=996164 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.996164

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Art Carden (Contact Author)
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Charles Courtemanche
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics ( email )
Greensboro, NC 27402-6165
United States
Jeremy Meiners
Washington University in Saint Louis - Department of Economics ( email )
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States
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