Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Wal-Mart skimps

I somewhat agree with Kevin Drum. Blaming Wal-Mart for socially irresponsible behavior misses the point. Indeed, it's a bit unfair to persecute one major corporate entity for it when such behavior is built into the nature of contemporary capitalism.

What this should suggest is the need to build an adequate social welfare net to mitigate negative effects of living in such a world, or, perhaps, a movement to mobilize for more substantial, institutionalized change.