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Dollar Stores Prey on the Nutritiously Unwoke

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“Research hasn’t yet yielded many answers to how dollar stores affect neighborhoods, mostly because scholars and media have only paid attention to dollar stores in the last year,” 

Who knew the affects of dollar stores on neighborhoods begged for academic research? While Mayor Pete promises to end incarceration for all drug possession retailers Dollar Tree and Dollar General loom as clear and present dangers to public health.
That dire assessment comes from Planetizen, a web site owned by Urban Insight of Los Angeles but it is pretty much in agreement with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s anguished analysis.
“While dollar stores sometimes fill a need in cash-strapped communities, growing evidence suggests these stores are not merely a byproduct of economic distress. They’re a cause of it.”
Think about that the next time you drive past one of these doomsday catalysts. By selling merchandise for less they cause economic distress. Following that logic Bernie should be promising more expensive health insurance. Worse yet, they “encroach on the grocery business” as if the grocery business was the lawful venue of Walmart, Kroger, IGA and of course Whole Foods.

How did this happen? Who let these poachers threaten public health and invade the rightful domain of Walmart, Kroger et al? “The dollar chains have thrived in part by taking advantage of lax land use policies.” So says the ILSR. Whether free citizens want to admit it or not the appointed members of their local zoning boads know better than they do where they should shop.  But shopping is not the real issue. It’s not where you shop that upsets the paternalistic ILSR it’s what you eat and the dollar stores just do not carry enough healthy foods.

So if one wants to eat healthy he should eschew the corn chips from DG and revel in Creamy brie, aged gouda, nutty gruyere from Whole Foods who have Certified Cheese Professionals to guide you. Where would the world be without Certified Cheese Professionals?

Personally, I take bargains where I find them. Usually the wife and I buy everything we can at the Dollar General before going to the the supermarket. On some items DG is the cheapest by a big percentage. DG trash bags are the cheapest and the best. Their house brand bleach Top Job is $1 for a gallon jug and their Clover Valley chicken and beef broths cannot be beat price wise. Now I have a new incentive to shop at DG. Like voting for Trump, I know it pisses liberals off.

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Source: http://teapartyatperrysburg.blogspot.com/2020/02/dollar-stores-prey-on-nutritiously.html


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