Monday, February 28, 2005


For Once, I Agree With Robert Reich

Robert Reich is actually sorry that Wal-Mart won't be coming to New York:

After all, it's not as if Wal-Mart's founder, Sam Walton, and his successors created the world's largest retailer by putting a gun to our heads and forcing us to shop there.

To claim that people shouldn't have access to Wal-Mart or to cut-rate airfares or services from India or to Internet shopping, because these somehow reduce their quality of life, is paternalistic tripe.

I expressed a similar view in my earlier Wal-Mart post, which fellow NYC blogger Dawn disagreed with.

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