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Good luck escaping it.

Check out this map from Wal-Mart Watch, showing the Arkansas chain’s infestation.

The late Edward Abbey, referring to the unbridled urbanization of the Sonoran Desert and other fragile landscapes in the American West (Phoenix’s main industry is, simply, growth), once noted:

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.”

 

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 30, 2008

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