The Case for Wal-Mart essay

The Case for Wal-Mart essay - 11/29/06 Callaway Essay #7...

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11/29/06 Callaway Essay #7 The Case for Wal-Mart In her essay “Down and Out in Discount America”, Liza Featherstone asserts that organized labor should oppose Wal-Mart “not just because Wal-Mart is a grave threat to unionized workers’ jobs (which it is) but because it threatens all American ideals that are at odds with profit-ideals such as justice, equality and fairness. There are many accusations made against Wal-Mart; however all the accusations leveled against Wal- Mart can be applied to just about any large corporation in America. In addition, the marvelous ways of free market allow us to move on elsewhere for our purchases when we are dissatisfied with a corporation. The main issues with Wal-Mart are that Wal-Mart offers their products at too low of a price, not paying benefits to part-time workers, and not giving enough back to the community. The prices for the products at Wal-Mart are known to be relatively low. Wal-Mart attracts much of their customers with their low prices to help customers save money. Wal-Mart may be the leading competition of sales among its competitors, but there is
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