I’ve been reading this wonderful blog here on WordPress called That’s Swell by a fellow blogger and her experience with giving up WalMart. I particularly liked part II of the series as it talks about Sam Walton and how he was a real believer in Buy American and how after his death, the company took a dramatic change.
Remember back then, we had NAFTA to worry about. We had some companies already producing in China but it was so small, nobody really noticed. The reflections on how times have changed in the last 15 years is amazing. And something as small as stock prices of a discount retailer from Arkansas having that much impact on globalization and daily life for, millions if not billions around the world. Cheap tainted goods for Americans and pollution and tainted goods for Chinese. Was the stock price of Wal Mart worth it?