“We conclude that the growth in modern retail, characterized by modern chains of midern establishments with more levels of hierarchy, is raising wage rates relative to traditional mom-and-pop retail stores.”
If this is accurate, put one more tick in the Wal-Mart-Is-Evil column:
I hate Wal-Mart. Shopping there is uncomfortable and awkward. One time I witnessed a family with young children walk the aisles at 3am, eating fried chicken, and dropping the bones on the ground. The...