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February 24, 2005

Hewitt and Wal-Mart

Hugh Hewitt contintues the proud coastal conservative tradition of loving Wal-Mart. I'll say it loud and I'll say it proud: I loathe Wal-Mart. It's an ugly store. It takes over every town it visits. Yes, it provides jobs but conservatism should stand for something other than a financial bottomline. And even conservative and libertarian types have noted that Wal-Mart has become notorious for abusing imminent domain.

My colleague Jim detailed it earlier this week. I also discussed the battle of Target vs. Wal-Mart back in the fall. And yes, I know, Target made a boneheaded corporate decision regarding the Salvation Army, but it wouldn't take me long to find some information about Wal-Mart's delightful reputation of employee abuse. Then we can all have a fun contest to see which corporation is nicer. And here's a newsflash - no one is winning that contest.

Posted by Matt at February 24, 2005 11:33 PM

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I'm a fan of Walmart because it increases the standard of living for those who shop there. I talk about Walmart Unionizing and Unions on my blog.

Posted by: Ryan Scott at February 28, 2005 02:08 PM

I'm curious how *Wal-Mart* abuses immanent domain? Do they have that power and authority? I would think that it's the local governments who should be condemned with that abuse. Wal-Mart is a recipient of corrupt government officials.


Posted by: Dale Courtney at March 1, 2005 09:18 AM

u r correct dale...see a previous discussion on this for more information (just a few posts prior to this one)

only thing isn't always might say it is "how business is done" If you don't like it...go vote for local officials that think like you. Unfortunately, that is the solution. Unless the infringement is so terrible that you can get the courts to rule in your favour.

Posted by: skibrian at March 1, 2005 01:42 PM