- Institute for Local Self-Reliancesenior researcher, present
- Macalester College
Walmart's Climate Record Doesn't Live Up To Promises, Report Finds
WASHINGTON -– Walmart, the world's largest retailer, has received positive press in recent years for its promises to go green. The company b
How Chains Like Walmart and Whole Foods Free Ride on Taxpayers at the Ex...
New data shows that by leaning on taxpayers, these chains are gaining an unfair financial advantage over more responsible businesses.
After 20 Years, Congress May Finally Pass Internet Sales Tax. Is it Too ...
There's no good reason government should be giving consumers a 4 to 10 percent incentive to choose online retailers over local stores.
Locally owned businesses can help communities thrive -- and survive clim...
Cities where small businesses account for a relatively large share of the economy have stronger social networks and more engaged citizens.
Why Walmart's Death Grip on Our Food System Is Intensifying Poverty
The real effect of Walmart's takeover of our food system has been to intensify the rural and urban poverty that drives unhealthy food choice
Richard Wilson - Faculty - Kellogg School of Management
Business School, MBA, Executive Education, Executive Program, Kellogg School of Management, Richard Wilson, Clinical Associate Professor of
Buy Smart, But Shopping Won't Change the World - Forbes
VideoAfter posting articles about how consumer trends will change the way we eat and recommending seven great gift ideas for your sustainabi
Four ways environmentalists can keep Walmart in the hot seat
This post concludes the "Walmart's Greenwash" series. To check out the rest of the series, follow the links at right, or start with the intr
Walmart’s greenwash: Why the retail giant is still unsustainable | A Gri...
Sustainability as growth strategy. by Stacy Mitchell. Walmart's growth has been go-go-go ever since it launched its sustainability initi
5 Reasons Why Voting and Shopping Are Not The Same Thing
No matter what some green advocates claim, "voting" with the dollars you spend is not possible. Here's why.
Don't Subsidize Big Boxes at Local Shops' Expense - BusinessWeek
When governments use public money to woo national chains, economic growth and job creation are negligible. Independent retailers also suffer
Shareable: Why Wall Street, Consumerism Won't Fix the Economy
Thankfully, Congress has walked the U.S. back from the edge of the fiscal cliff with a last-minute, last-ditch bandaid of a bill. Along with
Bangladesh fire shows why we can’t trust Walmart to green its supply chain
The retailer says its suppliers are going green, but as a recent factory fire revealed, Walmart won't even divulge who its suppliers are.
Why We Can't Counter Corporate Power by Being Better Shoppers
Choosing independent businesses and local financial institutions is a great idea. But a purely consumer-oriented response won't get us where
How Walmart Is Devouring Our Food System (Infographic)
Here's a look at how Walmart has dramatically altered the food system -- triggering massive consolidation, driving down prices to farmers, a