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Happy 50th Birthday, Walmart? ACTION


Business  (tags: money, sustainabledevelopment, Walmart, finance, economy, consumers, business, world )

Nancy
- 779 days ago - sumofus.org
Walmart lives and dies by its public image. So, to commemorate its 50th birthday, we 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 and our world.



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Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 12:10 pm
Sam Walmart was a generous founder of his company. He offered his employees a generous wage, a 401k, stock options, and a health plan.
What would he say to the global monster his company has become?
 

Elizabeth P. (102)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 2:56 pm
How sad, us as a people stand strong and boycott this monster. thank you.
 

Marie W. (65)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 9:27 pm
No more birthdays for Waldemort!
 

Elle B. (81)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 9:31 pm
"...all for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind." —Adam Smith, "Father of Free Market Economics"

''Even our commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand: neither seeking nor granting exclusive favors or preferences.'' —Adam Smith, "Father of Free Market Economics"

"Our merchants and masters complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising the price and lessening the sale of goods. They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains. They complain only of those of other people.” —Adam Smith, "Father of Free Market Economics"

''No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable. It is but equity, besides, that they who feed, clothe and lodge the whole body of the people, should have such a share of the produce of their own labour as to be themselves tolerably well fed, clothed and lodged.'' —Adam Smith, "Father of Free Market Economics"

"A man must always live by his work, and his wages must at least be sufficient to maintain him. They must even upon most occasions be somewhat more, otherwise it would be impossible for him to bring up a family, and the race of such workmen could not last beyond the first generation." —Adam Smith, "Father of Free Market Economics"

"No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level --I mean the wages of decent living." ― Pres. Theodore Roosevelt

“The absence of effective State, and, especially, national, restraint upon unfair money-getting has tended to create a small class of enormously wealthy and economically powerful men, whose chief object is to hold and increase their power. The prime need to is to change the conditions which enable these men to accumulate power which it is not for the general welfare that they should hold or exercise. We grudge no man a fortune which represents his own power and sagacity, when exercised with entire regard to the welfare of his fellows. Again, comrades over there, take the lesson from your own experience. Not only did you not grudge, but you gloried in the promotion of the great generals who gained their promotion by leading their army to victory. So it is with us. We grudge no man a fortune in civil life if it is honorably obtained and well used. It is not even enough that it should have been gained without doing damage to the community. We should permit it to be gained only so long as the gaining represents benefit to the community.” ― Pres. Theodore Roosevelt

 

Judy C. (106)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 12:14 am
Signed up. Great quotes, Elle. Thanks Nancy
 

Jason Green (228)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 7:55 am
You’re the greatest! Thanks for joining our collective movement to challenge corporate power around the world.
 

. (1)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 8:14 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Nancy.
 

Jim Phillips (3208)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 10:16 am
I once walked into a Wal-mart store many years ago. I looked around and saw how cheap and how bad their
products were. I looked at a few DVD discs and saw that they had been "edited". Saw other products and saw
that those products had been "missing" some features. Looked at the workers and saw that they did not look very happy at all. They looked resigned, defeated... Saw that many of Wal-Mart's products were made in china.
The products looked and felt cheap, of poor quality.

Have not been back since. Wal-Mart is not a good place to purchase anything.

It is an UGH store, place.

50 years of crap...

Ty, Nancy.
.
 

. (0)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 10:36 am
done..boycott the hell out of Walmart
 

Sharon F. (0)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 12:55 pm
Somebody please tell Shen M. to stop listing stuff for sale! *************

Yes, it is Walmart's 50th. It is hard to find any good news about the corporate giant who is driving our culture to a Feudalistic Caste system. They are using their wealth to buy valuable pieces of art to be displayed in a new museum in Ark. There is no convenient transportation to the site, thus the art is being out of view of many Americans! Walmart sells shoddy products and creates poverty wherever they go. A bouquet of dried thistles for their 50th!!!!
 

Helen Porter (40)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 1:41 pm
Your soul for sale at discount prices!
 

Debra Van Way (12)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 1:57 pm
Poor Sam is probably spinning in his grave thanks to his oh, so greedy children ruining his company and his country. Noted and thanks for posting.
 

Lisa Neste (694)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 2:01 pm
You’re the greatest! Thanks for joining our collective movement to challenge corporate power around the world.

 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 3:34 pm
noted and agreed!!
 

Kate Kenner (200)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 5:24 pm
Shar, This is not the only person selling goods on these sites. There seems to be a rash of them and they are completely aggravating. Let them go work at Walmart whose birthday I will not be celebrating.
 

Jeremy S. (2)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 5:24 pm
50 years of greed are enough. Bigger is NOT always better, and neither is cheaper!
 

Terri Hughes (412)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 10:11 pm
When Sam Walton first opened these stores, everything in it was made in America, but NOT now. After he died, his family started buying and selling cheap ass crap from China and other countries....SAD. I'm sure Mr.Walton would roll over in his grave if he knew what his sorry ass family has done to his stores. They buy cheap crap to save money. And I know for a fact they treat there workers like S**T. I sure wish Sam Walton where here to see the mess his family has made out of his stores. He would NOT be happy. But, now you can't buy anything made here in the U.S., because everything is somewhere over seas. THANKS to GREEDY business owners and politicians. We need jobs HERE in the U.S. and STOP buying from China. Then MAYBE another store will open up and sell products that are made HERE and HOPEFULLY, run Wally World out of business!!!!
 

Michela m. (3869)
Friday July 6, 2012, 9:40 am
S&N
 

Mary T. (186)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 1:48 pm
You’re the greatest! Thanks for joining our collective movement to challenge corporate power around the world, Thanks Nancy.
 

Kamila A. (141)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 9:27 pm
I love the poster, it is right-on, creepy and freaky!
 

Kathy B. (98)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 9:28 pm
I can't remember the last time I was in Wally World. I will never darken their doors. And I welcome any opportunity to be a bother to them.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 2:16 am
S+N
 
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