I am frankly amazed Walmart reckons the population in the Lower Keys would be sufficient to support a store at Mile Marker 9. However in light of a recent report in the paper on the low incidence of health insurance in the Keys, this new venture will presumably fit right in. This was news I could do without.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Walmart In Rockland
I am told Walmart is planning on opening a store on Rockland Key in 18 months. I cannot imagine what this will do for local business but if the Lower Keys follow the pattern set in the rest of the world, it will do no good at all. Spend less live better is their slogan, but by buying junk from Third World factories Walmart helps send US jobs overseas in a pattern with which we are all too familiar. I have no doubt much rejoicing will greet the arrival of the store among people who live in the Lower Keys and wish they had mainland malls to shop in.