The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Walmart Leaves Town

Feb 29, 2016

Walmart is closing 154 stores in the U.S., mostly in poor, rural areas. A number of small towns will be left without a grocery store or pharmacy. The residents will often have to drive many miles to get the same service–almost always to a different Walmart!

When Walmart came, it drove local stores out of business by lowering prices. In many cases, Walmart subsidized unprofitable locations just to drive local businesses out.

But now they’re gone–and the real face of Walmart appears–greedy, voracious and intent, not on providing access to needed goods, but on amassing as much wealth as possible.