Tuesday, December 28, 2004

The Crime of Offering Low Prices

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.

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