On January 3, 2005, The Nation will waste loads of paper by printing this joke of an article by Liza Featherstone.
The article demonizes Wal-mart for offering low prices and attacks Wal-mart for placing stores in low-income areas where low prices for basic goods are needed the most. The author feels Wal-mart should be unionized because we all know how teenagers who stock shelves need to get paid $16 an hour.
Featherstone never thinks once about how unionizing Wal-mart would lead to large price increases which would hurt the poor families she attempts to advocate for.
Bill Steigerwald at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review provides a complete take down on Featherstone's piece.