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Letter to the Editor: Super-sizing ourselves out of small businesses


Last updated 10/9/2017 at 6:41pm

To the Editor:

When I was a young boy, small business was the backbone of America. It was necessary to have because of gas rationing. Soon after the war was over, the business world decided bigger was better. Supermarkets soon followed, and Ike completed his highway program. Smaller businesses soon disappeared and super stores like Toys R Us appeared, and they were considered too large to fail. However, the evil monster "Debt" overtook Toys R Us and they became the 19th super large retailer this year to seek Chapter 11 protection. Mail order or computer shopping has claimed another victim....

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