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WRT 101 - East (Beckman) Writing I: Research Strategy: for & against Walmart

Points to consider


  • Wal-mart will hurt small businesses
  • Our downtown area will be weakened
  • The store and parking lot are ugly.
  • Most of the profits will leave the city
  • Traffic will be congested.
  • A 24-hour business pollutes: noise, light and petty crime

FOR Wal-Mart

  • Low prices for customers. The money saved stays in our community.
  • Convenience for customers
  • Employment for citizens
  • People will shop in our city, rather than going elsewhere.
  • Tax revenue for the city
    • Sales taxes
    • Property taxes
  • Charitable donations from Wal-mart