Number of Wal-Marts Correlates to Number of Hate Groups: Penn State Study

The presence of big-box retailers, such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Target, may alter a community’s social and economic fabric enough to promote the creation of hate groups, according to economists.

The number of Wal-Mart stores in a county is significantly correlated with the number of hate groups in the area, said Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural economics and regional economics, Penn State, and director of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development.

http://www.sciencecodex.com/hate_group_formation_associated_with_bigbox_stores-89525

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