December 10, 2006 Chicago Tribune

I’m having a garage sale on top of my desk. Here’s what I think I need to get rid of:

Big boxes are great–over there
The NIMBY concept (“Not in my back yard”) as it pertains to development has been around a long time; now a political consultant for developers has quantified it. That is: About three-quarters of Americans don’t want any new development in their own communities, though the projects they oppose (landfills, quarries, power plants and Wal-Marts, for example) probably would be OK somewhere else.

Wal-Marts still get Americans worked up

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