Wal-Mart Essay

1532 WordsNov 30, 20107 Pages
Com 101.19 16 November 2010 What if there was a store that had prices so low, it allowed people in poverty to be able to afford things that in normal stores, they could not? A store that is so convenient that in one place you can find all of your groceries, hardware supplies, clothes, and everything else from gardening to electronics. A store that is so spent on helping those less fortunate they helped a destructive disaster more than the government did. What if that store already exists? It does, it is called Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is a great store that is receiving punches from all angles, when it is no different from any other retail store except for the fact that it cares for people in need. After viewing the film “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices” I believe Wal-Mart is receiving criticism for foolish arguments, and in contrast is an extremely important store not just for its low cost, but for the economy and the good fortune of American citizens. The film “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices” is an anti-Wal-Mart documentary that suggest Wal-Mart is slowly ruining America. The film tries showing numerous “everyday Americans” working at Wal-Mart and their stories of how Wal-Mart has made their lives worse, small town stores being shut down when Wal-Mart moves in, and statistic after statistic of things that seem bad about Wal-Mart. What they fail to show is that Wal-Mart is the only store in the country that pays only minimum wage, and that it’s the only store that puts small family run businesses out of business, and any comparison fact of another company that actually makes Wal-Mart’s stats look bad! Shop-Rites, ACMEs, Targets, any retail store you can think of all does the same things Wal-Mart is doing that this film is using to make Wal-Mart look terrible. It would be like saying Varizon Wireless is ruining this generation being the cause deaths due

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