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Unformatted text preview: Ryan Dance Writing 150 Erica Plummer Final Paper Stop Wal-Mart and Other Big Businesses Imagine large green pastures, tall trees with rope swings, and fields where horses gallop. Imagine running through those fields laughing, jumping, and having a good time. Now burn it, slash it, kill it, and pave it. Who welcomes Wal-Marts new 70-acre power plant, complete with gas station, food center, and playground? People rush to these deal stores because everything, all sorts of goods, come cheap. Giving the community thousands of jobs, cheap prices, and everything from a daycare to a hair salon, what is the problem with having a large superstore? Not only do these stores destroy the natural beauty of the land, they also create havoc on all who come in contact with the poison of such big businesses. Supporting such stores only make products lower in variety and quality. Taking away much more than commerce from small local stores, large corporations basically run monopolies on their category of trade. Senator Robert H. Jackson said of this problem, Monopolies and conglomerate companies have always been a world problem, as over 7 laws, acts, and agreements have been set by international commerce organizations (The Struggle Against Monopoly). Causing problems throughout all levels of production, large businesses attribute a significant amount of success to almost unethical tactics. Former Safeway owner Steven Burd admitted to running such tactics in a recent article. Large Companies like us tend to hurt and target small business men, lower the quality of products, and cause the variety of goods to go down. Yes, its unethical and mean, but hey, we make money (Van Parys B5). Assailing the world with globalization, large corporations are detrimental to society because they put all dependence on outsourcing, hurt their host countries, and defeat American identity. Notwithstanding success in the business world, large companies and conglomerates continue to move overseas. The word outsourcing, defined by Websters Dictionary, is an act of purchasing or trading for labor, parts, or materials from an outside source or location rather than using the companys staff or plant. Outsourcing, hailed as the savior of the business world, provides numerous benefits to the utilizing company. Saving money on real estate value, product costs, utility costs, operating costs, labor prices, shipping, and production; the stipends of outsourcing are obviously in the favor of the exercising business. Property and land is valued highly in the United States while in other countries such as China, Vietnam, and Malaysia land is shared among the people. Other advantages of outsourcing come because a company can skip out on regulations put on American businesses for quality, working conditions, and other nuisances that cost money. Countries outside of NAFTA and other trade organizations do not regulate business and quality, the reason that such outsourcing companies can play hooky on...
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