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Documentary Fails To Achieve Purpose

I’m taking a less active role chez OC these days, but sometimes it’s just irresistible:

Thanksgiving weekend, Wal-Mart gleefully became one of the only big box retailers to surpass expected holiday sales.

Apparently, the recent documentary Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price didnt achieve its intended outcome…


And who picks up the tab on workers who, by general standards, should be insured by their employer? Local taxpayers who give money to support public health care programs, which then benefit the workers who should have been covered by their employer in the first place.

Wait. Hang on a second. Ailee Slater is arguing against public healthcare subsidies? Did I miss a meeting?

UPDATED UPDATE: At least Wisconsin is standing up to the pernicious scourge of Wal-Mart and making sure prices stay appropriately high. (Hat tip: H&R.)

AND FINALLY: By way of the last link, allow me to recommend this counterpoint to Slater’s piece.

  1. Timothy says:

    Mi know speel guud.

  2. Olly says:

    If memory serves, “Way To Stupid” was Nick Drake’s less successful follow-up to “Way To Blue”.

  3. Timothy says:

    Tyler: she’s way to stupid for that.

  4. Tyler says:

    Maybe she was making some kind of highbrow meta-critique of her own material.

  5. Ian says:

    The best part is the ending, where Slater clearly shows that Wal-Mart doesn’t deserve to make money.

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