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NYC's Iconic Small Businesses Are Vanishing

amNewYork, New York | Ivan Pereira | Posted 06.15.2014 | Small Business

They were the neighborhood staples, places where you could get your favorite album or book, some hardware and even a shoe shine, but changing times an...

Where Do You Stand? Where Do We Fall?

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Joanna Perry-Folino

Mike McCarthy, political commentator and a friend of mine on Facebook, wrote this a few days ago: By mid century the society of this country will b...

The Era of Giant Chain Stores Is Over -- And They've Ruined America

James Howard Kunstler | Posted 04.21.2013 | Small Business
James Howard Kunstler

The unintended consequence of the giant chain stores' victories was the total destruction of local economic networks, that is, Main Streets and downtowns, in effect destroying many of their own livelihoods. We can get that all back, but it won't be a bargain.