Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: "We will not buy from an unsafe factory," Mr. Duke told the audience. "If a factory is not going to operate with high standards, then we would not purchase from that factory."This is absolute horsesh*t. The savings that Walmart passes on to its consumers comes specifically from selling products that are made in countries which have lower standards of living and much less restrictive safety and environmental regulations. This is how they can keep the prices so low. If the safety regulations were the same in those other countries, the products would be more expensive and would be less attractive to Walmart's corporate buyers. The phrase Duke uses, "high standards," is a throwaway. It doesn't have any real meaning, especially in this context.I still find it ironic that the title of the book about Sam Walton's empire is called Sam Walton: Made in America. Sam may have been made in America, but the only thing American about Walmart is the company's corporate home office in Bentonville, AR, and even a good number of the jobs that used to be located there are now overseas.
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