Not so much a crap merchant as an efficiency-oriented intermediary
Steve at SteveAudio deconstructs a NY Times valentine to Wal-Mart. The stunning statement from the Op-Ed:
This last point suggests that the debate around Wal-Mart isn’t really about a Marxist conflict between capital and labor. Instead, it is a conflict pitting consumers and efficiency-oriented intermediaries like Wal-Mart against a combination of labor unions, traditional retailers and community groups. Particularly in retailing, American policies favor consumers and offer fewer protections to other interests than is typical elsewhere in the world. Is such pro-consumerism a good thing?
Wow. That’s the kind of dirty talk that Wal-Mart execs pay hookers to whisper in their ears right before they ‘exercise their options’ if you know what I mean.