This week marks the Wal-Mart corporation’s 50th year of existence. What started out as a family owned business has not become a global behemoth, funneling cheap, and in most cases low-quality, food and dry goods into homes around the world.
Walmart may be proud of its history of low prices, but that’s only because most members of the general public are completely unaware of the terrible consequences that must be paid for such “savings.” The truth is, there’s a real cost to those “low prices” Walmart promises — and our communities are paying for it.
To commemorate Wally World’s 50th birthday, SumofUs.org created an infographic for you to share with your friends, to help spread the word that Walmart’s business model is bad news for our communities, our economy, and our world.
Remember, every dollar you spend is a vote for a company and it’s practices. Is this the legacy you want to support?
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