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Mickey D and the Big Town Dailies

From our It Doesn’t Ad Up desk So, go figure. Fast-food giant McDonald’s announced on Wednesday that it will hike wages and benefits for employees at the stores it owns. McDonald’s then trumpeted that change with a full-page ad in … Continue reading

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The Weekly Standard Sells Out

Not on newsstands. On its cover. That’s the front cover of the July 25, 2011 edition of the Weekly Standard. Except it’s not. It’s actually an ad for an outfit called Main Street Fairness, an Astroturf front group backed by Wal-Mart, … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Masquerades As Main Street In Battle With Amazon

It’s the very definition of irony: Wal-Mart, longtime nemesis of mom-and-pop stores nationwide, is now bankrolling The Alliance for Main Street Fairness, a front group (also funded by Best Buy, Target, Sears, and Home Depot) lobbying for sales taxes on … Continue reading

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