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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I've got a boycott list and WalMart is right there near the top. If you live in a small town, your town might have been 'Walmarted'. If not, it might soon be.
    well isn't that special. I shop based on what has what I need when I need it and where I am



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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well isn't that special. I shop based on what has what I need when I need it and where I am
    Well, then God bless ya. My principles have taken a sh*t-kicking with globalisation but there's a few really blatant dirty bastard corporations I can try to not pay and WalMart's one. If you need what WalMart sells then go for it and enjoy. Bring in the neighbours and show them what you bought.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Well, then God bless ya. My principles have taken a sh*t-kicking with globalisation but there's a few really blatant dirty bastard corporations I can try to not pay and WalMart's one. If you need what WalMart sells then go for it and enjoy. Bring in the neighbours and show them what you bought.
    toilet paper, shaving cream, and anti acid (their home brand is half as much as walgreens) isn't stuff wort showing off



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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good afternoon Lady P.

    And that's how it should be, in my view - Walmart's business is to make money from retail sales. To profit, they must find the lowest cost goods to be competitive and they must pay the going rate for employees in the areas they locate. If they'd done otherwise, they wouldn't be the successful business they are today.
    I just want to take on the part of absurd libertarian economic theology that declares corporations have no obligations other than to earn profits for shareholders, because I think this modern corporate ethic....or lack of any ethics, is the main reason why it is impossible to deal with issues from global warming to income inequality to belligerent warmaking foreign policy. Corporations have responsibilities greater than making money, and should be dissolved if they can't meet them.

    This is the one founding principle of the United States that they have completely dismantled over the last 150 years, because the American Revolution began as a popular uprising against the British strategy of empire of setting up private, faceless, unaccountable corporations to do the dirty work of extracting revenues from their colonies. This was the whole point behind the Boston Tea Party that today's clueless tea party activists have completely turned upside down!

    In the early days of America, here's a list of obligations....besides making money that were expected of corporations:

    Corporate charters (licenses to exist) were granted for a limited time and could be revoked promptly for violating laws.

    Corporations could engage only in activities necessary to fulfill their chartered purpose.

    Corporations could not own stock in other corporations nor own any property that was not essential to fulfilling their chartered purpose.

    Corporations were often terminated if they exceeded their authority or caused public harm.

    Owners and managers were responsible for criminal acts committed on the job.

    Corporations could not make any political or charitable contributions nor spend money to influence law-making.
    Our Hidden History of Corporations in the United States

    After more than a century of using their money to pick the locks of democratic government, the owners of corporate wealth have changed the laws in America to the point where artificial persons (corporations) have all the rights of real people, plus the opportunities we don't have....like being potentially immortal and growing in size through consuming smaller corporations. So now, the U.S. is in the sad state of being the fountainhead of corporate control of global political and economic policymaking. The U.S. has just assumed the role in global affairs that England had during their days of empire!

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Commie View Post
    I just want to take on the part of absurd libertarian economic theology that declares corporations have no obligations other than to earn profits for shareholders, because I think this modern corporate ethic....or lack of any ethics, is the main reason why it is impossible to deal with issues from global warming to income inequality to belligerent warmaking foreign policy. Corporations have responsibilities greater than making money, and should be dissolved if they can't meet them.
    You put income equality on the list like it is a real thing.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    Far right thinks that way , their is moderate and being in the middle . Quite unfortunately your ideas just do not pan out . Lets say the minnum wage is increased their are a vast amount of possibilities that would not benefit but most likely worsen the situation . How would it help any way if people are making more money ( even if it doesn't fail before that point ) prices would just sky rocket again since if your making 15 dollar's an hour for a job that requires no thought than what should people who do something more meaningful than restocking shelves and checking out food .
    And what's to stop these corporations like Walmart from cutting in to their profit margins to maintain current price levels? It's incredulous that anyone can actually believe that a corporation that has enriched itself in the way Walmart has over the last 30 years cannot afford to pay their employees higher wages!

    It would be starting a different topic, but the root of the problem is the capitalist system itself, because nobody working for a private company can be payed back in wages what they contribute to the company through their work. Because, as we hear so frequently around here, the owners of a business...whether large or small, have to earn profits as an incentive to stay in business or to expand their business. The difference between most economic debate from left to right is how much profit is too much profit, and whether there should be brakes applied to the capitalist system. I would go in a whole new direction and advocate replacing corporate ownership with cooperative ownership, which has succeeded in a few cases, but in an overwhelming and hostile capitalist system, establishing coops...even in the cases of failed corporations is extremely difficult.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    You put income equality on the list like it is a real thing.
    Unless you are...or have some delusions of being a part of the rich and privileged class, it is a very real thing! Research | The Equality Trust

    I would argue that based on books I'm reading of late on anthropological studies of simple hunter/gatherers, that the core reasons why increasing inequality correlates with so many different kinds of damaging effects to a society, as first presented in the works of epidemiologists - Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, is that we spent at least 200,000 years of the history of modern human race living in small family groups that stressed sharing and status-leveling. And then we transitioned less than 10,000 years ago to a new type of life where people could settle permanently, gather personal possession, and set up rigid status hierarchies....and we still haven't adapted to this system that most people have come to regard as natural or inevitable. So, what's wrong with trying to reclaim at least part of the ethos of our ancestors engage in some status leveling today? We have certainly gone farther than we ever should have in the other direction, and survival of future generations will depend on learning new ways of living!

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    wow this thread really brings out the bark at the moon posts
    I didn't see that post by Kreton, but I've noticed it has been jumped on by a number of you right wing drones already, so I want to put in my two cents and say that there is a ring of truth in that statement; because every consumer should be using whatever money they have to shop responsibly! Let's just say I'm not a Walmart shopper...case closed! But, I do recognize that there are many people who have less money to spend than I do, and especially in many places where Walmart has driven small and local retail business out of business and has a virtual monopoly etc....there are many people who shop at Walmart because they feel they have little or no choice about it.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by Commie View Post
    Unless you are...or have some delusions of being a part of the rich and privileged class, it is a very real thing! Research | The Equality Trust

    I would argue that based on books I'm reading of late on anthropological studies of simple hunter/gatherers, that the core reasons why increasing inequality correlates with so many different kinds of damaging effects to a society, as first presented in the works of epidemiologists - Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, is that we spent at least 200,000 years of the history of modern human race living in small family groups that stressed sharing and status-leveling. And then we transitioned less than 10,000 years ago to a new type of life where people could settle permanently, gather personal possession, and set up rigid status hierarchies....and we still haven't adapted to this system that most people have come to regard as natural or inevitable. So, what's wrong with trying to reclaim at least part of the ethos of our ancestors engage in some status leveling today? We have certainly gone farther than we ever should have in the other direction, and survival of future generations will depend on learning new ways of living!
    I would argue that if small groups wanted to live as you state (see bold), there is nothing stopping them from doing so in American society. It is done...in things like communes, religious groups, etc.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I thought we were discussing Federal subsidies. There are indeed local and state subsidies by way of tax breaks and the Medicaid claim is kind of vague since apparently it is an individual choice. My source is the article you referenced.
    A tax break is welfare--it's mathematically equivalent to everyone paying one tax rate, and then some of them being forced to pay an additional amount to someone else.

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