The Agitator on Wal-Mart
I think he has a point.
It sure is thoughtful of lefty activists to work so hard to keep Wal-Mart out of urban areas. We can't have this corporate behemoth exploiting low-income folks with jobs that wouldn't otherwise exist, and by selling them good stuff at low prices.
Better people who are well-employed decide for the urban poor that they don't need those jobs. And that they should be shopping at more tasteful stores, anyway.
I think that maybe -- just maybe -- anti-Wal Mart sentiment has more to do with an aversion to the white, rural ethnology the store sometimes represents than its labor practices. We can't have our Ethiopian restuarants and esoteric bookstores blighted by NASCAR culture.