The Wal-Mart Effect, by Charles Fishman, is a very important book. Sure, you always get low prices at Wal-Mart, but at what cost to the community, the environment, and to the national economy? Mr. Fishman gives us all the information we need to make an informed choice about the decision to shop at Wal-Mart. Another book I’m interested in reading is Big Box Swindle, to find out the extent to which stores such as Target, Costco, and Home-Depot also contribute to the “Wal-Mart effect” . — Lisa