Thanks for that link. I checked it out, and it does sound like a balanced opinion. I understand his point of view. I still think smaller businesses are better for economies, because when you spend your money there, it goes directly to the owner/family and back into your own community. When you shop at a large corporation, the money goes to the owner, but that owner receives a very large amount in sum. The funding goes to a central location. The Waltons give less than 1% of their earnings to charity, whereas Bill Gates donates 58%.
Here's a link to the movie if anyone wants to watch it. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3836296181471292925&q=wal+mart
Again, I hope not to offend anyone! Happy crafting!