Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday 2012

Wal-Mart Store #2816
After reading The Wal-Mart Effect by Charles Fishman, my feelings about Black Friday and shopping at Wal-Mart have been changed forever.

Fishman writes, "The giant retailer's low prices often come with a high cost. Wal-Mart's relentless pressure can crush the companies it does business with and force them to send jobs overseas. Are we shopping our way straight to the unemployment line?"

I encourage you to read the book or at the least his article in Fast Company and the poignant 70+ comments that follow the article. You'll never feel the same way about the store and the effect on all of us, those who shop at Wal-Mart and those who don't.

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