When General Motors president Charles E. Wilson appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee in late 1952, he was asked whether, if confirmed as secretary of defense, he could put the interests of the United States above those of GM. Yes, Moore answered, though he couldn’t imagine such a situation “because for years I thought what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa.” Politicians still argue the merits of that statement. But I can’t imagine any arguing with this one: what’s good for retail is good for the U.S., and vice versa. With 29 million workers, the retail industry is the largest private employer in the United States. There is no way that the US economy can “open up” without these workers returning to their jobs. Read more at Retail Dive.