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No, Chicago, We Don’t Need Government-Run Grocery Stores

After Walmart shuttered locations due to rising crime, the mayor of Chicago decided the answer was to … open their own grocery stores. What could go wrong?

The city of Chicago is plagued by waves of violence, looting, and plunder dating back to 2020, which was deemed “the summer of looting” by the Chicago Tribune, spurred by the murder of George Floyd while in police custody amid COVID lockdowns. That summer, the Chicago police superintendent called for longer sentences for “looters, thieves, and vandals.” Three years later, however, Chicago isn’t faring much better: Chicagoans continue to flee the Windy City, and the violence continues. As of this April, looting across various Walmart stores resulted in four closings, half of their locations in the city.

Read the full article at the Acton Institute