Barbara Ehrenreich's NICKLED AND DIMED.
"story gallery" at the LA Times on WalMart. It's a
nice set of investigative articles available at
I hope that the Times decided to leave it on-line for a
while! (You do need to register, but there's no charge involved.)
Amazon.com research produced these titles:
The Norman book, which is in part about a successful
campaign to block WalMart expansion into a small community, seems to be