Essay on Wal-Mart's Positive Influence on American Businesses

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Wal-Mart's Positive Influence on American Businesses "Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer..." Adam Smith.

Wal-Mart is a producer who has the sole purpose of promoting consumption of the consumer. Wal-Mart and its quest for capital improvement are playing a major and vital role in the evolution of economic life. Wal-Mart brings positive change to towns in the U.S. They increase competition between retailers, stimulating the economy, and they also bring more capital and tax revenue to at town, some of which desperately need a positive change.

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In turn, this produces competition between these retailers leading to improved selection and quality of product and goods, ultimately bringing the quality of life to a higher standing. This individual process and many others are all part of the everyday evolution of life.

Many advise against the coming of a Wal-Mart to their town, arguing that it will only bring negative consequences to the economy, but most of their pleas to stop Wal-Mart are thoughtless. On the contrary, Wal-Mart is a positive force sweeping through the United States generating town growth, new jobs, customer traffic and increased tax revenues. Wal-Mart is great for the economy in that it brings competition to other competitors and it drives out the weak businesses that were only hindering the growth of their local economy. Wal-Mart is an effective catalyst for change. Its expansion leads other business competitors to retool their own operations and become more competitive, thus increasing and feeding the economy.

Some of these anti-Wal-Mart communities have led to the denial of building permits for Wal-Mart in their towns, ultimately leading them to move somewhere else. Stopping a Wal-Mart from entering your town is a poor decision. The Wal-Mart that is driven away will most likely move-in somewhere close by. National studies show that hosting a Wal-Mart is much more beneficial for towns than being in the vicinity of one. The store would
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