Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Wal-Mart: A family company?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wal-Mart: A family company?

"Big business in America is both admired and instinctively suspected, and the biggest business of all is a natural magnet for criticism. The overwhelming focus lately has been its health-care policy, which covers fewer than half its workers and leaves the government to care for tens of thousands of its em-ployees and their children through programs, like Medicaid, that were created to help poor people." Joshua Green " The new war over Wal-Mart"

Wal-Mart's advertisements depict a sense of well being for families, and taking care of everyday people, yet they do not provide the health care and salaries to support their own employees. Wal-Marts slogan " Saving people money so they can live better" seems to be hypocritical when one looks at the way their employee's have to live. Many of Wal-Marts employees have had to look to the government to seek finacial help "so that they can live better." Their employees cannot even support their own families due to low salaries and lack of benefits, yet they depict an image of family values. Is walmart really a family company if theycannot help their employees support their families, seems a bit hypocritical.


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