Wal-Mart: The Everyday Consumer's Bailout
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This paper argues that Wal-Mart is a company that is taken for granted and is unfairly criticized. The paper maintains that, despite all the media reports, Wall-Mart does not hurt the United States economy. Nor does it take advantage of its employees in the US or abroad. The paper further suggests that Wal-Mart's low prices are appreciated by most Americans and that the low prices it offers help many people through tough economic times. On the contrary, according to the paper, Wal-Mart has been active in benefiting the community by providing support for college students and charities and help for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The paper concludes that the The United States is better off with a great company like Wal-Mart despite what some media reporters say.
From the Paper:"General Harrison Gray Otis is implicated as the first spatial militarist in Los Angeles. In the 1890's his Times building was the first building rebuilt as somewhat of a fortress in Los Angeles, fully outfitted with turrets and a bronze eagle. As an emphasis of his aggression General Otis added a functional cannon on the hood of his Packard. In 1910 the building was destroyed by an explosion, blamed on union subversives. To date, the martial spirit of Otis has permeated throughout the downtown area. Parks and playgrounds have been leveled to make way for skyscrapers. Towering buildings are connected by suspended walkways so that white-collared society doesn't have to concern itself with the blue-collared world in which it has invaded. Most days those people don't breathe the outside air until they exit their hermetically sealed offices to go to their company cars. "The goals of this strategy may be summarized as a double repression: to obliterate all connection with Downtown's past and to prevent any dynamic association with the non-Anglo urbanism of it's future".
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