Wal-Mart should not be feared but admired as a great American story in which a five-and-dime store in a small town in Arkansas grew into the largest corporation, in term of sales, in the country. Thanks to the legacy of Sam Walton, Wal-Mart is a store where you can usually get the best bang for your buck. What is so "un-American about that? What I believe is un-American is trying to stop or curtail Wal-Mart's growth. I like getting my money's worth! What's wrong with that? Moreover, if Wal-Mart is ever chased out of Conway, where, pray tell, does one get his or her Photo's scanned?
"Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself." Milton Friedman
Ted Sares, PhD, is a private investor and entrepreneur who lives and writes in the beautiful and secluded White Mountain area of Northern New Hampshire with his wife, Holly and Min Pin, Jackdog. He writes a bi-weekly column for a local newspaper and is a regular contributor to the NH Business Review. He specializes in columns, articles, essays, op-eds, and short stories. Many of his works are widely published.
His works focus on issues and themes dealing with socio-political topics, business and economics (in which he advocates a free market approach to capitalism), patriotism, and matters dealing with individual freedom.They are frequently inspirational in nature and sometimes reflect the Objectivist philosophy of novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand. Ted is also a boxing historian and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America.