Wal-Mart and the American Economy Argumentative Essay by supercalifragilistic

Wal-Mart and the American Economy
This paper discusses how the Wal-Mart corporation affects the American economy.
# 96034 | 1,404 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jun 20, 2007 in Business (Companies) , Business (Management) , English (Argument) , Economics (General)

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In this article, the writer notes that Wal-Mart is considered the largest retailer in respect to global sales in the world. The writer points out that it is a discount chain that originated in the U.S. and that, according to the specificity of each location, offers a wide range of products. The writer then explains that the expansion of the company was realized by a blending approach between building new stores and acquiring other already existing retailers. The writer concludes that one must realize that the most important force which should manage a healthy market is the competition. The writer argues that Americans themselves have initiated a movement against the colossal power of Wal-Mart, suggesting that it should change its business conduct.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "International Operations", Wal-Mart website, 14th Nov 2006, http://walmartstores.com/GlobalWMStoresWeb/navigate.do?catg=369
  • Mander, Kai and Boston, Alex. "Wal-Mart Worldwide, The Making of a Global Retailer", The Ecologist vol.25, no.6, Nov/Dec 1995
  • Fishman, Charles. "The Wal-Mart You Don't Know", Fast Company website, Dec 2003, 14th Nov 2006, http://www.fastcompany.com/online/77/walmart.html
  • "Why Wal-Mart Must Change", Wake-Up Wal-Mart website, http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/change/
  • Smith, Hedrick. "Who Calls the Shots in the Global Economy?", Frontline website, Nov 2004, 14th Nov 2006, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/walmart/secrets/shots.html

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