Walmart is probably in its own category, and perhaps Costco deserves better than I’ve given it. Just hard to see six long-standing family businesses fold up and die in a small town, when Costco moved in. Also hard to then watch that whole downtown area cave in and implode when those anchor businesses died. It was like a horrible domino effect. Put a bad taste in my mouth. If Costco is taking good care of its employees, that’s very good to hear.
OK, here’s a question. I got to wondering what Martin has said about all this – either the “support local businesses” aspect, or the “buy local/buy USA” aspect. Anyone know? I don’t recall ever hearing him mention those topics, one way or another, in FPU. I’d be curious to know what he thinks.
Michael, who’s eating hot italian sausage from her own farm for lunch today, made by a local butcher, which is pretty neat