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“Though Realtor Mom likes Wal-Mart, it’s the price club that really gets her heart racing, because price clubs are Wal-mart on acid. Here you can get laundry detergent in 41-pound tubs, 30-pound bags of frozen Tater Tots, frozen waffles in 60-serving boxes, and packages of 1,500 Q-tips, which is 3,000 actual swabs since there’s cotton on both ends. These stores have been constructed according to the modern American principle that no flaw in design and quality is so grave that it can’t be compensated for by mind-boggling quantity.” [David Brooks, On Paradise Drive (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004), p. 56]

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