Monday, May 25, 2009

Wal Mart

Wal Mart Cards
Originally uploaded by thomasexicting
I hope that Wal*Mart never comes to the city and would fight their entry into this market by any reasonable means to keep them in the exurbs where they belong.

No company is more inconsiderate of urban planning, more damaging to the diverse fabric of retail choices and more destructive to good paying jobs than Wal*Mart.

They also seem to have a penchant for hypocrisy. I can't buy the newest Green Day album unedited but I can buy guns, tobacco and liqour, you know because we're wholesome.

In this new epoch of comsumerdom the meaning behind a brand matters just as much as the product. Wal*Mart has a lot to make up for past transgressions.

1 comment:

  1. It certainly is amazing how Wal-Mart has to "takeover" an area just to build a new location. I specifically refer to the Hanley Rd location. It was amazing how they took over the city of Richmond Heights in order to create this store. They displaced residents, relocated a couple of businesses in order to create this behemoth store.

    I refuse to shop at Wal-Mart because of hipocrisy you mention like Green Day's CD among other artists. They always seem to carry the "censored" version of music while selling plenty of liquor, guns and ammo (love that sign in Columbia :) )

    I'll spend the extra money to hit a cleaner, well-organized Target store instead. And get my uncensored music. Ha!


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