by Charles Fishman
Ever wonder how Walmart can beat their competitors' prices year after year? These chilling tales of just how Walmart squeezes those bargain prices out of manufacturers and vendors are scarier than most thrillers. I read this book about 4 years ago and have totally sworn off of shopping at Walmart. Some bargains just aren't worth the damage they do. Definitely worth reading.
Another book that deals in part with Walmart and the company's effect on local economies is NICKEL AND DIMED: On not getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich.