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Stacy Mitchell
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It's not that small businesses can't compete. It's that big companies and bad policy undermine them. Our new report:

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For 28 years, antitrust was absent from the Democratic Party platform. Now it's back. My latest post.

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If you're shopping online today, we hope it's with local independent businesses -- because that's the way we keep our friends and neighbors employed. ‪#‎shopsmall‬ ‪#‎buylocal‬ ‪#‎indiesfirst‬

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Hey, look, it's me!

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A recent study has documented, for the first time, how the big-box retailing revolution led by Walmart and other big chains has dramatically increased the amount of energy we’re using to schlep consumer goods across the country and into our homes.  Read all about it! #walmart   #solar   #obama  

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"We should never take our eyes off what’s really at stake here. Walmart is a growth machine. It’s not interested in being a better company, only in being a bigger one."  -- My latest for +Grist 

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Since 2000, bank lending to large businesses is up 36 percent, while small business loan volume has fallen 14 percent and  "micro" business loans -- those under $100,000 -- have plummeted 33 percent, according to my latest analysis, summarized on +The Huffington Post 

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Zoning policies are one of the most powerful tools cities have for building a local economy and protecting good jobs.  Two recent planning decisions -- in Massachusetts and Wisconsin -- show why having smart policies on the books can make all the difference. 

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Join me and +Environmental Action TODAY for a live web response to Walmart's "Sustainability Milestone Meeting." Join in the tweeting, listen to our analysis, talk back!  Time to expose the truth about this company's massive impact on the climate and the planet. 
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