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What motivated director Robert Greenwald to spend a year on a
documentary detailing Wal-Mart's impact on American life, culture and
commerce?

A hard-hitting documentary, an embarrassing leaked memo on healthcare
and abandonment by customers who don't like its politics. It's
getting harder these days for Wal-Mart to put on a happy public face.

As the nation's wealthiest family, the Waltons could be
a force for social good. But when they choose to spend their fortune
lobbying for pet projects, tax cuts and charter schools instead of
providing a living wage for their workers, they are dangerous (and
costly) to the nation.

For once, Wal-Mart is acting like a hero, with speedy
delivery of water and supplies to Hurricane Katrina victims. If it
could only act that way every day.

Sounds like an episode of The Simpsons, but this
is for real: The retail giant wants even more of your money.

Like oil and water, Chinese capitalism and US politics just don't mix.

Last year, labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein organized an academic
conference on Wal-Mart at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Experts held forth on the Wal-Mart phenomenon, and

Wal-Mart is no real friend of civil rights.

Talk about surprising developments, Wal-Mart has done something good.

Despite its efforts to silence whistleblowers, Wal-Mart remains under fire for abusing its workers.

Blogs

Big business used to buy into the center-left consensus. Then, suddenly, it didn’t. 

November 13, 2013

Two cheers for Bill Gross, the co-founder and managing director of PIMCO, the California-based bond house that manages some $2 trillion in other people’s wealth.

November 4, 2013

The case against GMOs has strengthened steadily over the last few years, even as the industry has expanded all over the world.

October 29, 2013

Will the Justice Department finally pursue criminal charges against the megabank for its long list of misdeeds?

October 21, 2013

Opposition to affordable healthcare has always been backed by untold sums of corporate money and marked by a notably consistent streak of red-baiting rhetoric and doom-saying predictions.

October 5, 2013

CEOs capture an average of 10 percent of their company’s profits. Will a new SEC action change that?

September 19, 2013

The American Legislative Exchange Council has always been secretive, but now officials are moving to prevent open-records requests for information about the group’s influence.

September 18, 2013

Following rallies in fifteen cities yesterday demanding the reinstatement of fired activists, workers plan a second Black Friday strike.

September 6, 2013

Nine fired workers and one current one were arrested at the end of a rally at which they gave Walmart a deadline to raise wages and reinstate fired workers.

August 22, 2013

SEIU charges that the treatment of subcontracted security guards contradicts Google's motto.

June 20, 2013