Greg Beato on New York City's War on Walmart


In late November, New York City fired another preemptive strike against the gathering threat of $4 prescription drug co-pays, organic baby food, and eco-friendly laundry detergent. It came in the form of a report issued by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer entitled Food for Thought: A Case Study of Walmart's Impact on Harlem's Healthy Food Retail Landscape. Contributing Editor Greg Beato says that if Stringer and his fellow politicians are really serious about bringing healthy and affordable food to Harlem, they'll stop demonizing the retail giant and instead encourage Walmart to set up shop in NYC.