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The New Yorker has an interesting snapshot of the situation in Fairfield, Alabama, where Walmart is closing its store ... and where the community now qualifies as a food desert because of the lack of local access to groceries. The piece makes the point that while Walmart's departure will be almost impossible for the community to absorb, Fairfield already was in an untenable situation ... and Walmart's departure may be more effect than cause.

Good piece, which is exactly what one expects from The New Yorker ... and you can read it here.
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