published in The Atlantic
Mari reflects on the rise and fall of her father's small, independent business. After working in the repair shop and sales floor of Harmony Audio Visual, he became co-owner and eventually bought out the founder, making the business his own. Through reliable customers and great customer service, his shop endured various federal administrations and contradicting pieces of legislation. But the current global pandemic and economic crisis has closed many small business across the country, while large conglomerates and monopolies have increased their earnings. Will America be able to preserve what was once the bedrock of our nation?
791 days ago