Category: Capitalism

National chains are interspersed among locally-owned shops in Hixson, Chattanooga, Tenn. (Photo David Tulis)

How national economy makes Chattanooga a wasteland

This is what our mode of production optimizes: ugliness, debt-serfdom, and servitude to politically dominant corporations. An insightful correspondent recently remarked on the striking transition of American neighborhoods from commercial districts dominated by locally owned …