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Wal Mart is even more evil than we’d thought…

Filed under: — stan @ 7:44 pm

Today we went to see “WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price“. This movie is like “Super Size Me” for Wal-Mart. We’ll never be able to go into a Wal-Mart again without feeling a bit sick. We were astounded by the arrogance and greed of the management.

The film talks about several different aspects of Wal-Mart’s corporate behavior, but I thought it was particularly impressive when they tied two of the threads together. They were talking about security problems in Wal-Mart’s parking lots and how the company doesn’t care about people being robbed and assaulted there. They told a story about a woman who was abducted and murdered from a Wal-Mart parking lot in Texas. The abduction was caught on a security camera. But nobody was watching the camera. Because the only reason that store had security cameras was so that management could keep an eye on union organizers. Truly breathtaking.

While it’s certainly not the ‘feel-good movie of the year’, it’s worth seeing.

One Response to “Wal Mart is even more evil than we’d thought…”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Sigh. I am going to have to miss that one for my own sanity. I wouldn’t be surprised if that happened in my own town. Living here is a new reality as far as Walmart is concerned. The ugly reality is that if I want to buy something like plastic containers to organize things in my classroom, or hangers, there is NO other alternative here. I try to go to the neighboring town whenever possible, and I also support small biz, but what a pain that things have to be this way. I literally try not to think about it, because I simply don’t know what to do about it. I know how it is.

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