Abuse Your Travel Reimbursements, Find Your Receipts, and Get Banned from Wal-Mart (Bits ‘n Pieces for December 11)

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  1. Walmart is a blight on our nation. Sam Walton is probably turning in his grave. It was originally supposed to be about American made products giving more Americans jobs. Now it’s all Chinese made cheap junk. Recently, NPR ran a story that said having a Walmart come to town costs the area a lot of money in aid and welfare because Walmart does not pay most of their people a living wage.

  2. @Apt2roam Walmart was never ‘about’ “American made products giving more Americans jobs” it was about buying products at large scale and selling them at razor thin margins. That helps consumers stretch their dollars, it makes the economy much more productive (Walmart has been the largest contributor to US economic efficiency gains), it enhances consumer welfare. Much of manufacturing has shifted outside the US because US wages have risen.

    “having a Walmart come to town costs the area a lot of money in aid and welfare because Walmart does not pay most of their people a living wage.”

    While there may be Walmart employees on public assistance, the existence of those jobs means that the individuals on public assistance are getting less money than they otherwise would… because they do have jobs.

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