Google or Gates, which charity route is better? Well, if you ask me, Wal-Mart's way is the most effective.
If you didn't like it when the media was feeding you news you didn't want, you shouldn't like Walmart's tactics there. Unless you like dictatorships.
It's a free market. Wal-Mart's not the only game in town. If I don't like what Wal-Mart is trying to push, I can go to Target, Costco, or some local guy. However, if Wal-Mart finds it profitable to sell items that are, in some way, better for the enviorment, etc and they start pushing these products, it will move things forward in real way quicker than 1,000 hippies chanting at once.
I always like to see business over politics when real changes need to happen. I'd prefer every business in America have strict drug testing policy than fighting a huge, expensive, and not very effective war on drugs. I'd rather BMW create a car that gets better gas milage and try to profit from selling this car than the gubment passing a law stating every car must get 50 MPG. And I'd rather Wal-Mart push a 'better' light bulb than create a law that says all light bulbs need to be 'x'. At the end of the day, the market will decide if these actions by these companies are good or bad and if they are bad, the corrections will be quick.
I trust the free market over every other non-profit and government agency combined times a million.
See you at Target.
Yet, in order to meet the Wal-Mart buyers' demands for low prices, G.E. will need its Chinese workforce working overtime to fill the duties of our (otherwise) working people. I think Wal-Mart's ruthless tactics and leveraging power far out-weigh the government's scope, in terms of dictating what happens in the market.
When are we supposed to get Costco in Greenville? I want to know what all the fuss is about, really.
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