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  •  Actually, Amazon isn't anyone's friend (0+ / 0-)

    But if a local retailer has an online presence, it doesn't hurt to support them by shopping online.

    Amazon runs sweatshops using the same tactics Walmart uses - their warehouse employees are subcontracted, non-union temp workers subject to exactly the same kinds of abuse as any Walmart warehouse worker.

    Buy local. The money you spend at small, local businesses recirculates through your community an average of 7 times before it leaves, creating a stronger local economy. The money you spend at a typical big box recirculates an average of 0.8 times before lining the off-shore vaults of one of the wealthiest people on the planet.

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