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The War on Walmart: Who's afraid of cheap groceries?


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Retail giant Walmart is planning to open its first stores in New York City and Washington, D.C.That's got local politicians and activists up in arms."Walmart, keep your plantation because there are no more slaves," says New York City Councilman Charles Barron.Walmart will make criminals of our children, argues Washington D.C. commissioner Brenda Speaks, because "kids are kids" so they'll shoplift and then "security will grab them."If we're tricked into welcoming Walmart through our city gates "wrapped up in a shiny package," explains New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, it will take over and destroy us.So what's getting anti-Walmart activists so riled up?The answer: cheap groceries.Written and produced by Jim Epstein, with help from Joshua Swain. Narrated by Nick Gillespie.Approximately 7.30 minutes.



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  • Icarium#

    Icarium July 14, 2013 1:23:16 AM CEST

    The only reason the wal-mart employees have near the same level of pay is because taxpayers subsidise those wages and it is not surprising in a flat economy in a place where wal-mart has killed off other employers it is not surprising there are 10 applicants for every job. Another hatchet job by rich media arseholes.



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