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The Economy: Of all the world's petty hatreds, none is so small or irrational as the one the American left has for Wal-Mart. It would be funny, really, if it weren't for the fact a lot of struggling poor people suffer because of it.
Look at what happened last week in Chicago -- or what didn't happen. The nation's third-largest city, apparently wanting neither the jobs, the tax revenues nor the lower prices that a Wal-Mart brings, told the retailing giant it wasn't welcome to build a store on the city's depressed South Side.
Fine, said Wal-Mart, which then went ahead and opened a new store in Evergreen Park -- just two blocks from the Chicago city line. Now …