Wal-mart as a Third World nation

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In its size and structure, Wal-mart is like certain Third World nations—a tiny group of privileged people on top, supported by a pyramid of hard-working low-paid workers below.

Hat tip to Mike Connelly for the chart below.  It’s from two years ago, but still basically true.

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Mike tells me there is going to be an anti-Wal-mart protest at 11 a.m., Friday, November 29, at the entrance to the shopping plaza at Brooks and Chili avenues in Rochester.

Protesting Wal-mart is okay, and boycotting Wal-mart is good, but I think the problems that Wal-mart represents go beyond just one company, as bad as that one company’s owners and managers may be.  The United States needs broad social reform, including a decent minimum wage and a government and public opinion that supports labor unions.

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