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The new claim: Wal Mart monopsony bad for economy
Posted by: McQ on Friday, August 25, 2006

Ezra Klein takes Jonah Goldberg to task over his "sneering, superficial treatment" of the Democrats obsession with Wal Mart in the LA Times today.

Admittedly Goldberg is less than impressed with this obsession and says so in good old plain English on the pages of the Times. He essentially talks about the politics of the decision to attack a company that provides goods at a cost which helps low income families stretch their dollars. His message is that attacking an institution in which 127 million people shop each week because they too perceive the benefit doesn't seem like the smartest political move on the part of Democrats. He, ironically, calls it WMDS or "Wal Mart Derangement Syndrome". All in all, Goldberg finds it pretty silly stuff.

Klein, otoh, is not pleased with Wal Mart (or Goldberg) and let's us into the real reason the left goes after Wal Mart:
A casual reader would have no clue why liberals worry about Wal-Mart (save that they're "deranged"). But in case you are interested, it goes something like this: Wal-Mart pays wages barely above the minimum and significantly below the average large retailer. Compared to Costco, or Target, Wal-Mart's salaries, benefits, and worker relations are atrocious. The question is not "Wal-Mart, yes or no?" but whether Wal-Mart can do better on all these metrics. Obviously, they can. Various analyzes have found that raising the price of each product by a penny would allow for far better worker compensation packages.
Wal Mart pays "barely above the minimum". In reality Wal Mart pays almost twice the minimum wage at $9.17 an hour on average, and yes it is probably lower than the average large retailer. But then no one, that I know of, puts a gun to anyone's head and forces them to work for Wal Mart. So I'm a bit at a loss when Klein says "worker relations are atrocious". They haven't been unionized yet, that's for certain, but for most that would seem to mean good, not bad relations. I'm sure compared to Costco or Target, any number of retailers could be characterized as having "atrocious" worker relations, but in real terms, I'm not sure what that means. In most Costco stores I've been in there are far fewer workers than in a Wal Mart store. So perhaps Klein and the Democrats would be happy if Wal Mart paid more on average, had better benefits and worker relations with fewer workers?

Instead Klein's answer is to have consumers pick up the tab by paying higher prices. Admittedly this is better than the normal appeal to governmental intrusion, but again, the Wal Mart model works aggressively to have the lowest cost product available to the consumer, and that model includes benefits and pay as factors. Obviously raising prices works directly against that model. So Klein's solution is to not do what works and has made them successful. Instead, they should go against their model. Not smart business.

But that's not his only complaint. Wal Mart is a monopsony:
But that radically understates the actual problem. What's worrisome about Wal-Mart is that, like GM and Ford once did, they are setting the norms for the coming (or current?) economy. One in every five retail sales is done at their cash registers; they're larger than the next five retailers combined. Indeed, for major producers, Wal-Mart is just about the only market that matters, which allows them to dictate the production methods, employee relations, and business strategies all the way up the food chain. In action and effect, Wal-Mart is an active monopsony — a seller able to dictate the price to its producers. They've forced Coke to change their secret recipe, Kraft to lay off thousands of employees, and Vlasic to declare bankruptcy.
Coke changed an artificial sweetener at Wal Mart's request (because Wal Mart was concerned about the one they were using) and Kraft shut down 39 plants and layed off 13,000 workers. According to Kraft it was because of "soaring prices of energy and raw materials", but according to Barry Lynn, who's article Klein cites concerning these factiods, it was because Kraft couldn't lay those costs off on Wal Mart (I never did see any evidence of that in Lynn's article however).

I have to wonder, frankly, if either Lynn or Klein have ever had to work within a market and with a truly large client. If they think that what Wal Mart is doing is only applicable to the "mega" retailers and the power they have, they're just wrong.

I have a customer who is very large. They recently decided to change the web width of their newspaper to a smaller size. That means they need a narrower film size as well. What they need is a non-standard size for us. Although exceedingly nice about it they essentially told me "do it or someone else will". Guess what? It's now a standard size. We've made the modifications necessary to produce it and it didn't cost them a penny more. These sorts of things go on constantly in every industry you can imagine. A constant struggle between vendor and user, supplier and seller to make the best deal.

That's business. Users/sellers try to wring every penny out of a vendor/supplier. Larger size naturally gives them a lot more leverage than a smaller customer. For whatever reason, Lynn and Klein see these normal dealings as monopsony and changing the very essence of the consumer market today.
And because Wal-Mart so obsessively pursues the lowest possible prices, they're not only depriving their own workers of generous benefits and compensation, they're making it literally impossible for their producers to do so, as Wal-Mart won't abide by the minor cost differences that on-shore production and respectable benefits demand.
So its a new twist on the old mantra that businesses Wal Mart's job is to provide good pay and benefits to its workers. Not to profit through the delivery of the lowest cost goods available to its customer base. Not to keep to its business model. Not to compete. Deliver pay and benefits at a level acceptable to the Democrats. And while they're at it they need to let their suppliers charge more so they too can do the same for their workers.

And, as has been pointed out ad nauseum to these folks, who are the losers?

Those 127 million shoppers, many if not most of them low income shoppers who now see their buying power shrink.

That is why Jonah Goldberg thinks it's all silly and stupid and can't understand the Democrats continued insistence that Wal Mart is an institution which needs to be singled out and taught a lesson. Frankly, I agree with him.
 
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I know I HATE Walmart... they never have any Evian water....or foie gras AND everytime I go those odiferous proleterians constantly open their truck doors into my Volvo XC-70, chipping the paint. Neither Buffy nor I can STAND the place.
 
Written By: Joe
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Apparently, WalMart’s policies appeal to its customers, its employees and its shareholders. Who else matters?
 
Written By: vnjagvet
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I find it ironic that when a place like McDonalds uses their size to force their suppliers to treat chickens "humanely," not only do lefties not have a problem with it, they actively praise it. But here Wal-Mart uses the same kind of power, and because it’s not for a lefty-approved end, it’s the end of the world.
 
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Apparently, WalMart’s policies appeal to its customers, its employees and its shareholders. Who else matters?

Written By: vnjagvet
1. Wrong on the workers. Otherwise, they would not be supportive of efforts to organize them.

2. The taxpayers matter. Right now, they are subsidizing a deliberate WalMart strategy to avoid gving employees benefits that the state will pick up.

3. The community matters. Many communities have decided it is not in their interest to have a Walmart because little goes back to the community, the stores have a poor economic multiplier... and it’s legions of imported "basically American" low-cost SW workers basically are more of a drain on community services than contributors.

4. The nation matters. WalMart has essentially morphed into ChinaMart. Low cost first means changing out the American products that dominated Walmart by a 70-30 ratio outside foodstuffs to a 85-15 foreign vs. American made ration 20 years later. Thus WalMart is one of the prime reasons for the unsustainable current account deficit. along with it’s Big Box competitors. WalMart as China’s #1 export vehicle is destructive to the country if you believe as many of us do that free trade is gutting our financial base, our technology and science base, as well as our industrial base.
 
Written By: C. Ford
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1. Wrong on the workers. Otherwise, they would not be supportive of efforts to organize them.
No, he’s right on the workers. If he wasn’t they wouldn’t work there.


2. The taxpayers matter. Right now, they are subsidizing a deliberate WalMart strategy to avoid gving employees benefits that the state will pick up.
That the state chooses to give out free stuff it isn’t Walmart’s fault.

3. The community matters. Many communities have decided it is not in their interest to have a Walmart because little goes back to the community, the stores have a poor economic multiplier... and it’s legions of imported "basically American" low-cost SW workers basically are more of a drain on community services than contributors.
Nonsense. It is politicians who decide to keep Walmart out, not the community. The community shows its support by keeping Walmart in business.

4. The nation matters. WalMart has essentially morphed into ChinaMart. Low cost first means changing out the American products that dominated Walmart by a 70-30 ratio outside foodstuffs to a 85-15 foreign vs. American made ration 20 years later. Thus WalMart is one of the prime reasons for the unsustainable current account deficit. along with it’s Big Box competitors. WalMart as China’s #1 export vehicle is destructive to the country if you believe as many of us do that free trade is gutting our financial base, our technology and science base, as well as our industrial base.
What you know about trade ain’t much.
 
Written By: Manny Davis
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1. Wrong on the workers. Otherwise, they would not be supportive of efforts to organize them.

yeah... I guess there are always suckers who think joining a union would be a good thing. Yay, our wages went up! Oh wait, now a bunch of us don’t have jobs, and with our higher wages come more taxes, and w00t! union dues too.

Not to mention that now costs go up, and many customer’s purchasing power goes down. But that’s small potatoes! We’re unionized!

2. The taxpayers matter. Right now, they are subsidizing a deliberate WalMart strategy to avoid gving employees benefits that the state will pick up.


I love this one. Assumed rights to health-care. Still haven’t found that right anywhere where I get to force someone (be it the state, or my employer) to provide me health insurance. I also haven’t seen, as McQ stated, where employees are forced into working for Wal-Mart.

Is it any wonder with union membership declining as it is, that unions are going after Wal-Mart, knowing full well that if they could manage to get their employees unionized, it would provide a huge boost in the numbers department? And knowing that, is it really any wonder that the Democrats are shilling for (kowtowing to) the unions, and going after Wal-Mart like they are the second incarnation of Bush?


It’s a naked play, that’s for sure. And I doubt it’s going to get them very far.

 
Written By: exanter
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Klein keeps his streak of writing without thinking alive. The guy is extremely fortunate to live in the 21st century, because I doubt he has the survival skills to make it on his own.

 
Written By: Unknown
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Well, I for one think that C.Ford is absolutly right on number 2. I just wish he would elaborate more on that. For instance, the employees at walmart that are being subsidized by the taxpayer. If they only were not working at Walmart, they wouldnt be getting those state benefits? Being unemployed and all? Sure wish that part would get explained.
 
Written By: buzz
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Wal-Mart did what?

They forced Coke to come out with a Splenda-based product?

Awesome!
 
Written By: Dave Johnston
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The taxpayers matter. Right now, they are subsidizing a deliberate WalMart strategy to avoid gving employees benefits that the state will pick up.
Why is it that people who make statements like this also tend to believe that we should go to a single payer health care system with "government" paying the tab. Thus, if you buy their argument, they should be happy that WalMart is letting the government pick up the healthcare tab. That’s their goal after all.
So its a new twist on the old mantra that Wal Mart’s job is to provide good pay and benefits to its workers. Not to profit through the delivery of the lowest cost goods available to its customer base. Not to keep to its business model. Not to compete. Deliver pay and benefits at a level acceptable to the Democrats. And while they’re at it they need to let their suppliers charge more so they too can do the same for their workers.

And, as has been pointed out ad nauseum to these folks, who are the losers?

Those 127 million shoppers, many if not most of them low income shoppers who now see their buying power shrink.
I currently live in Australia and this is just how they tend to think down here, although John Howard is making some positive progress. It is amazing to read the newspaper and see the ridiculous arguments against liberalizing labor markets. You also would not believe how expensive everyday items are, even with WalMart and Target dominating the retail sector. Try $10 ASD for a 1 liter bottle of Scope mouthwash, or $35 for a case of beer ($45 for premium beer), or $1.20 for a single serve of applesauce to put in your kid’s lunchbox.

Is that what the Democrats want in the US?
 
Written By: MJP
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WalMart as China’s #1 export vehicle
The Chinese export to themselves? There are WalMarts in China, or so my father-in-law’s family has told us.
 
Written By: Mark A. Flacy
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Its all about money. The unions are cheesed because they cant get into the Wal-Mart system and sence the unions are cheesed, the democrats are cheesed. Do we see a relationship there?

Figure this:

Non-supervisors 1.2 million (Aprox)
Monthly union dues: $35.00 per head
out of pocket for worker: $42 million per month
Health and welfare "contrabution": $600 each
increase of payrol cost: $720 million per month
amount of mad money to democrats: up to $760 million a month
Per year:$9.1 BBBBBillion.

Its all about the money.
 
Written By: Eric
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2. The taxpayers matter. Right now, they are subsidizing a deliberate WalMart strategy to avoid gving employees benefits that the state will pick up.
Well there is a SIMPLE answer C.Ford...GET THE STATE OUT OF THE HEALTH CARE BUSINES. Then, the tax payers are out from under and then WaLmart or the individual can provide it.
3. The community matters. Many communities have decided it is not in their interest to have a Walmart because little goes back to the community, the stores have a poor economic multiplier... and it’s legions of imported "basically American" low-cost SW workers basically are more of a drain on community services than contributors.
Community matters, WHEN IT INVOLVES ME PAYING MORE....Mom n’Pop charge me 30-50% (SWAG estimate) for a gallon of milk, but that’s GOOD. Ole’ Joe gettin’ milk for $2 a gallon is bad...for the community. YOu know what C.Ford I think "community" is a code word for "The economic LOSERS within a local market. in which Walmart enters."

And it would be your contention then, that a COMMUNITY does NOT benefit from the License and Occupation taxes a locality levies, or the Income Tax a community levies, or the Property Tax a community levies on the or the Gross Receipts tax a community may levy or from the water, power and sewer charges a community with municipal utilities may levy-bearing in mind that in many jurisdictions WALMART and the developer paid to upgrade the utility infrastructure to support the store-or the Sales Tax that a community levies on the employees, property and sales of a Walmart. Walmart is a GIANT SUCKING sound of goods and services from the community?

All that says is you have little knowledge of local finance AND that you have a great deal of CONTEMPT for Walmart Employees (wage-slaves, Bond Servants in C.Ford Speak). You know those MINIMUM WAGE people, wearing their wife-beaters and then women-folk in their Britney Spears get ups, living in their trailer parks, a’swill’n beer, and beat’n on one ’nother when they ain’t fix’n to go to wrerk at the Walmart. JEst DRAINS on society tha’s all... But pleaswe explain to me how the ABSENCE of Walmart will IMPROVE the area C.Ford, beyond the fact that Mom and Pop can guage now (yes I know they’re not really gauging as they do not ahve economies of scale) and the hundreds of Walmart employees become UNEMPLOYED, like unemployed folk aren’t a DRAIN on community services.
4. The nation matters. WalMart has essentially morphed into ChinaMart. Low cost first means changing out the American products that dominated Walmart by a 70-30 ratio outside foodstuffs to a 85-15 foreign vs. American made ration 20 years later. Thus WalMart is one of the prime reasons for the unsustainable current account deficit. along with it’s Big Box competitors. WalMart as China’s #1 export vehicle is destructive to the country if you believe as many of us do that free trade is gutting our financial base, our technology and science base, as well as our industrial base.
Manny says it all....
What you know about trade ain’t much.

Written By: Manny Davis
 
Written By: Joe
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The concept of allowing politicians, rather than businesspeople, to make business decisions has a poor track record. Even if I believed that Wal-Mart was making "atrocious" decisions, I don’t think that I would prefer those decions to be made by Denny Hastert, Bill Frist, Nancy Pelosi, Dick Durbin, et al.

 
Written By: Aldo
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...it’s legions of imported "basically American" low-cost SW workers basically are more of a drain on community services than contributors.

Are you referring to illegal immigrants?

If so, the insinuation that Wal-Mart "imports" them, or that they cross the border to work at Wal-Mart is silly.

You are attempting to make a false distinction between "the community" and "imported" Wal-Mart workers who leech like parasites off of the community. Whether you like it or not, the people working at Wal-Mart already WERE part of the "community" all along, and I would rather have them working at Wal-Mart than sitting home drawing public assistance.
 
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The question is not "Wal-Mart, yes or no?" but whether Wal-Mart can do better on all these metrics.
Actually, the question is WHY SHOULD THEY?

They have no shortage of applicants for their positions. Seems to me they’d be stupid to voluntarily change their salary structure when it seems to be working for them.

But what they should do is take the billions- yes,billions- they give to charity and use that to pay the proles higher wages. Who’d be happy then?
 
Written By: SHARK
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That is why Jonah Goldberg thinks it’s all silly and stupid and can’t understand the Democrats continued insistence that Wal Mart is an institution which needs to be singled out and taught a lesson.
That’s because (as I told him yesterday) Goldberg has not reckoned with the largest force that the Democratic party ever had.... Big Unions... and he has also not observed what has happened to the Democrats once the Unions are no longer the force they were.

I note also, that Wal-Mart threatens the Democrats in one other fashion, and it is like to the first I mentioned; the connection between wages and business success.... a negative connection... isexposed by WalMart, and it’s success. does anyone think that the success that Wal-Mart has enjoyed would have happened if they were forced into paying union scale?

To my mind these points demonstrate clearly the reason behind the desperation of the Democratic party as regards Wal-Mart. The sad part is even the democrats know this , and knew it going in. Let’s remember Hillary Clinton was on the Board of Directors for example.
 
Written By: Bithead
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Actually, Wal-Mart is just below the national average for how much its workforce receives subsidized healthcare.
 
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And, as has been pointed out ad nauseum to these folks, who are the losers?

Those 127 million shoppers, many if not most of them low income shoppers who now see their buying power shrink.
Think that one all the way through. It’s win-win. You get to beat the snot out of a company, increase the union coffers (and yours) by millions, AND make millions of Americans more dependent on the government. You’ll see need to increase social programs to save all those people with reduced purchasing power.

It’s typical government. Twist the dials on the economy, and if you don’t get the result you want, just twist some more dials.
 
Written By: Ryan
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There’s one more factor in all of this- WalMart got to where it is in large part because of it’s ability to leverage information technology into supply chain efficiency. They’re used to making large capital investments to improve efficency and cut-out middle men.

What’s the next frontier for them? It’s got to be stores set up using RFID on the merchandise and the shelves for robot-assisted stocking. So an increase in wages doesn’t even just cause them to hire fewer workers, it makes it more affordable to replace entire classes of workers with machines. (Already, most Wal-Marts have some self-checkout lines, and we can expect those to increase as consumers get used to them and they get less annoyning.)

I for one welcome our new robot stockboy overlords.
 
Written By: Eric J
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Although I hate Walmart, it is not for the reasons most liberals have. I just don’t like to shop in their too large, cheesy stores.
On the other hand, I DO think there is a problem with monopsony and some of Walmarts business tactics. But that is best handled by the FTC.
Its a tricky situation because I distrust government meddling, but I also do not share the rah rah love of Walmart that many on the right have.
 
Written By: kyle N
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Wal-Mart provides jobs for people without skills or work experience and is a meritocracy where most of the store managers started out at minimum wage and worked their way up the ladder. Wal-Mart has waged war on inefficiency that has provided lower prices for the basic staples that poor people spend the majority of their income on.

IF there was a political party in this country who was truely interested in maximizing the well-being of the poor and the little guy, that political party would love Wal-Mart.

It’s funny that its the party of the "rich" that loves Wal-mart, even though the "rich" guys who Wal-Mart forces to function more efficiently are the owners of the businesses that sell to Wal-Mart. Inefficient business owners are a group that has historically looked to goverment to suppress competition and hobble efficient operators.

It’s not surprising that the party of the big labor unions would be against anything that lower prices for the poor, this has been their history. Of course the highest profile rich people in this country are Democrats, so maybe these old definitions need revisiting.
 
Written By: DS
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On a side note, comparing Wal-Mart and Costco isn’t really a valid comparison.

Try Sam’s Club and Costco.
 
Written By: Mark A. Flacy
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here is an easy solution. Remove all these politicians who were born with a silverspoon in their mouth and never actually worked for a living. You know the ones that the only thing they ever purchased from walmart is their stock.
 
Written By: Mac
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Remove all these politicians who were born with a silverspoon in their mouth and never actually worked for a living

We would have no Senate and maybe 20 House members! Hmmm - maybe that is a downsizing the public can rally around!
 
Written By: Mark
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Some one should investigate the pay and benefits the democratic party offers its employees.
 
Written By: h3q2kjk2j6
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It’s not surprising that the party of the big labor unions would be against anything that lower prices for the poor, this has been their history.
All a union is is an attempt at a labor cartel. It’s all about benifitting some workers at the expense of other workers and consumers. Companies are hurt, of course, but if all companies are equally unionized they can all pass down the cost to consumers.

Wal Mart is kinda cool in that you can get a wide range of stuff. One stop shopping. But the quality is uneven. Here is Southern CA, they sold handguns, etc., when similar stores dropped them from the line, but eventually Wal Mart dropped firearms as well.
 
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I don’t know about every part of points 3&4 not being true. The community I live in has decided that it would rather not have a Walmart just yet. Of course, part of that is that there is a 24 hour Walmart 3 minutes up the road, with turn-in lanes and two regular lanes going in each direction at the intersection. The much larger part of it is that, while they are trying to widen the intersection next to the community, at the moment it is an intersection of two two-lane (one in each direction) streets, and we, as a community, think it’s a bad idea for a Walmart to be put in as the road stands now. But the same would hold true for the Publix, the Albertsons, not to mention Sam’s or Costco. And there was a community meeting with Walmart representatives where everyone told them exactly what they thought; funny, they listened, and are working development plans with the city so we won’t be so miffed we don’t shop there.
And if you want to buy American, it’s labled so you can. If there’s a good American choice, I’ll probably take it. But when I was in college and perennially broke, it really didn’t matter. And on the balance of trade, we’re the richest country, and getting richer at the fastest rate for first world countries. Nope, not alarmed, sorry, try again?
 
Written By: Nony Mouse
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I get frustrated everytime I hear the argument that WalMart is bad for the community because it forces mom & pop stores out of business and kills mainstreet. WalMart came to the community I live in 15 years ago. Our main street was dead 30 years ago because of Shopko/Woolworths/Kmart and the shopping mall.

In terms of their workers in our community: employees are treated no differently at Walmart in terms of pay and benefits than they are at the other retailers, and have it much better off than the employees at the mom & pop stores. I personnaly know employees of WalMart (stockers and associates) that have accumulated thousands of dollars in WalMart stock. They’ve learned how to live on what they make and save a little beyond that, while taking advantage of what the company does have to offer. I have also come across individuals that ran their own businesses for 20+ years with nothing to show for it (their business allowed them to survive, but has no value at the end, and they’ve paid very little into social security, let alone their own savings or investments). These business owners would have been better off at retirement had they been employed at WalMart.
 
Written By: Jerry
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You make some interesting points, but if you find yourself agreeing with Jonah Goldberg, you can be pretty certain you’re on the wrong end of the argument. Jonah’s offer yesterday is especially precious:
I will forthrightly deal with the progressive case against Wal-Mart, if he explains in simple and straightforward language which issues he considers to be less important than Wal-Mart.
Nice, Jonah will only engage forthrightly with actual arguments (rather than dismissive snark) if Ezra bribes him with some self flagelation. Of course in soliciting this price for his own honesty Jonah pretends would even know how to engage forthrightly, a contention that is clearly unproven.
 
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great post and comments — everything I wanted to say was covered in others comments.

I’m glad I found this blog.
 
Written By: wolske
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And because Wal-Mart so obsessively pursues the lowest possible prices, they’re not only depriving their own workers of generous benefits and compensation, they’re making it literally impossible for their producers to do so, as Wal-Mart won’t abide by the minor cost differences that on-shore production and respectable benefits demand.
OH...this is so rich. Once upon a time, certain people complained the prices of consumer products were too high.

Now, WalMart comes along and drives those prices down. Now, what do many of those same people complain about? The prices for consumer products are too low!
 
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