Citizens often associate the American Dream with the flourishing of small businesses, operated by families and supported by local communities. Certainly this ideal seems to promote autonomy and civic engagement. Yet it may also result in inefficiency and a lack of resources for development.
Does big business provide a solution compatible with American culture? Is the Walmart ethos of expansion and reducing costs consistent with the American ideals of innovation and the free market, or does it result in a lack of individuality and the rise of destructive consumerism? Will big business result in homogenous communities, or will it allow for a new use and distribution of resources?
Join the Federalist Party this Wednesday, September 21st at 7:30 pm in the Berkeley Mendenhall Room to debate these and other questions economics and community. All are welcome!