This year on Black Friday, American shoppers spent more than $11 billion dollars at big box retailers. One of the largest beneficiaries of this rampant consumerism was Walmart.
And not only did families spend huge percentages of their annual budget at Walmart, they also took the opportunity to exemplify the holiday spirit by trampling each other, snatching low price, low quality items out of each others shopping carts, and blasting each other in the face with pepper spray.
The 1% hails holiday shopping as a boon for the economy, but when it takes place at multi-national corporate storefronts, it’s really nothing more than a psychological trick to pad their pocketbooks.
With our country divided and an economy that’s barely hanging on by a thread, it’s time to think about what else we’re giving away by shopping at social and financial gluttons like Walmart.
Check out Frugal Dad’s infographic demonstrating the crushing Weight of Walmart, and if you find the statistics as shocking as we do, please share it with everyone you know.
Image Credit: Flickr – Walmart Stores