Wal-Mart and the Battle of Vermont - The Boston Globe
I got a kick out of the reference to the Bread and Puppet. A few details of the history of Walmart in Vermont are wrong but it's interesting. Some folks are trying to get a Walmart into Derby so that we can get our underwear locally instead of in New Hampshire or Quebec.
Half the play is set in 2037, when only armed guerrillas from Vermont, led by dictators Ben and Jerry, are opposing the Wal-Martification of the United States. Instead of teaching children to watch television at School-Mart, a rebellious Vermont teacher instructs his charges how to make puppets, and so on.
It would be a crime for them to succeed. Why? Read Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich.
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