James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books, including The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century, The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation.
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Scale Implosion: After Ruining America, the Era of Giant Chain Stores Is Over
Back in the day when big box retail started to explode upon the American landscape like a raging economic scrofula, I attended many a town planning board meeting where the pro and con factions faced off over the permitting hurdle.