Having such a small amount of people possessing such a large amount of the wealth will pull down society. Our biggest private employer, Walmart, the “Union-busting low-wage retail empire happens to have generated a $200 billion family fortune”, while, not even paying their workers a living wage. People having accumulated all this wealth then use it to pay off politicians to vote and write bills in their favor. America would be better off with the upper class being flushed out of our system.
Nike is not the only Western retailer to face criticism over how foreign workers work in poor conditions because these companies want big profits. When a factory collapsed in Bangladesh and killing more than 1000 workers, labor activists blamed American and European retailers because they wanted cheap production and do not care about safe working conditions. Even U.S. workers are suffering because they had their biggest pay drop on record, even though corporate profits have soared.
Wal-mart is bad for America, mostly in ways hidden from the public’s eye. The second team counter argues that wal-mart destroys smaller, “ma & pa” stores, Stores that have done personable, reliable business for decades. Wal-mart is too big for the smaller stores to stop. From the moment a wal-mart comes into these, “ma & pa” towns wal-mart quickly puts them out of business due to their low prices, regardless of what anyone may want. With the economy collapsing people are forced to shop for the lowest prices and work for anyone supplying job opportunities.
Consider this: a person gets a job for one of the largest revenue producing Companies in America and they cannot put food on the table for their family. Wal-Mart is built on the motto “Save money, live better.” Wal-Mart promises the American dream to its shoppers, not its employees. Over years Wal-Mart has not been paying workers enough especially women. Female workers earn $5,200 less per year than male workers (Reed 1). Wal-Mart has brought more jobs to China than the U.S. with more than 5,000 lawsuits towards illegally dumping hazardous waste and low wages.
As human beings we always want more and more. There is no limit to how much we want and business executives have realized this. They want that greed that they helped develop within us to come out and buy all of their products, sustaining that it’s good for our economy, but it is good for our health? There is no benefit in consuming more products to stabilize our economy and allow business owners to gain more wealth, if the consumer is also gaining vast health risks with the purchase of these products. Over the last couple of years, the United States has, not only, become the most obese country in the world, but also has a large increase in health problems such as heart attacks, diabetes, high blood pressure, and strokes.
Nowadays, the retail industry is targeting younger adults and senior citizens for hire and Wal-Mart is especially guilty for this. In reality it’s impossible to make a living working in retail and these targets are easy to manipulate. The majority of Wal-Marts goods are made outside of the U.S. and often in sweatshops. It’s displeasing and although the fine low prices are tempting, some customers will disappear because customers will feel terrible of workers treatment. Without customers, there is no business and this will hurt this large company in the long-term.
Business elites exploited their work force and made profits to the maximum degree. Time had changed and no one could make adjustments and adapted as quickly and smoothly as business. The number of immigrants allowed to enter United States was restricted by quotas. Workers became much more united after the publication of the novels and the fire that burned at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. Theodore Roosevelt stepped up and warned businesses to “act properly.” Those business elites that cooperated with the government elites were considered good trusts.
This plant provided the city with good jobs, benefits and a good pay. But after a substantial loss of production orders, they were forced to close in 2003, leaving a thousand people out of work. They lost these production orders to large discount stores like Wal-Mart that carried the same product but sold it at a significantly low price.
taxpayers about $193 per household per year (Stein 2011). My family along with many others are having a hard enough time paying for their own bills and what not let alone someone else's. As long as foreigners are encouraged by our actions to ignore our immigration laws, we will forever be hard pressed to defend our borders. And, not only will America’s most vulnerable workers (minimum-wage) suffer from unfair competition against illegal aliens for jobs, but that competition will become even harsher because of the newly legalized workers competing for jobs from employers who precisely hire only legal workers (Martin 2011). Many argue that they are an economic benefit.
The fact that Wal-Mart is a company not even a country; and is China’s eighth largest trading partner; just makes us realize how much economic growth depends on businesses to produce more goods and services faster and more efficiently. According to many economists, continuous economic growth leads to greater prosperity for everyone, but because so many countries are trying to achieve the same exact thing, competition is harsh. These are some positive and negative perspectives that are caused by international trade. As you can see, the relationship between the three sources is that they are all based on trade. All around the world, different countries import and export goods to each other so they can benefit themselves with economic growth.