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“People before Economy” Many questions have been brought up about the Wal-Mart debate and whether or not their policies are moral. Some think the way Wal-Mart treats their employees is unfair, while others think it does not matter because Wal-Mart brings in a big profit for the economy. Dan Levine, a staff writer for the New Haven Advocate , has taken the position that Wal-Mart has “plundered” America and that Wal-Mart has had nothing but a bad effect on the society. Steven Malanga, an editor of City Journal , has taken the position that Wal-Mart has positive affects on the society and their cheap products supply most of the poor population. Through an examination of both author’s rhetorical strategies and views on the debate, it will become clear that Levine makes a better argument on the subject. Levine convincingly supports that Wal-Mart negatively affects its employees and the community. Not only does Levine have a convincing argument, he also uses many rhetorical strategies to back it up. He gives many examples of how Wal-Mart uses their employees unmorally. Wal-Mart knows that the poor people of the community need these jobs and they cannot fight the ridiculous hours and no health benefits. Levine also makes a strong argument of Wal-Mart’s ridiculously high annual sales. Levine explains that “Wal-Mart’s vital statistics are remarkable. Annual sales ($244 billion) comparable to the
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course BCOR 1010 taught by Professor Latier,jef during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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