Wal-Mart Nation

What does it mean to live in a country where Wal-mart -- the world's 19th largest economy -- is the nation's largest employer?
August 28, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Where are the housing booms for the current generation of working-class Americans? Not around factories, that's for sure: We close factories in America today...You won't find any housing development radiating outward from the center of the new service and retail economy, either...the employer that now sets the standards for working-class America is Wal-Mart [which]doesn't pay its workers -- excuse me, "associates" -- enough to buy decent cars, let alone homes.

Thanks to Michael Dudley

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Published on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 in The Washington Post
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