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Columnist George Will has a wonderful piece in the Washington Post that is a must-read, and not just because it hinges on the constant disruption that has defined the supermarket business almost from the beginning. The piece is all about the importance of embracing rather than retreating from change.

"In the accelerated churning of today’s capitalism," Will writes, "changing tastes and expanding choices destroy some jobs and create others, with net gains in price and quality. But disruption is never restful, and the United States now faces a decision unique in its history: Is it tired — tired of the turmoil of creative destruction? If so, it had better be ready to do without creativity. And ready to stop being what it has always been: restless."

Read it here.

Please.
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