Archive for the 'Alice Walton' Category

JUST WHAT STOCKS ARE THE WALTONS BUYING…?

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Years ago I worked as executive editor of a small, family owned publishing house. I learned a lot there from the owner who, while he did not match his financial success, did share what I think of as many of the good qualities of Sam Walton. I remember a conversation we had once regarding Wall […]

WALTON FAMILY THREE-PEATS…

Friday, July 1st, 2016

When Los Angeles Laker Coach Pat Riley trademarked the phrase—coined by Shooting Guard (and future Lakers coach) Byron Scott—Three-Peat, he associated the term with the team’s remarkable effort, but ultimately failure, to win three successive NBA championships. The recent distinction of the Walton family to top Forbes’ list of wealthiest families in the United States, […]

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE WALMART EMPIRE

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

So, we’ve written hundreds of posts about the Walton family, their peers and their hirelings, but we’ve never focused on the people the way the folks at The Walmart 1%, The People Behind The Walmart Empire. Who, sadly, were these bloggers? The Walmart 1% was a project of Making Change At Walmart, (who took notice […]

FOLLOWING THE WALMART MONEY TO HILLARY…

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

[Update at 0600 on 13 April: Anti-Walmart Union Stays Quiet as Hillary Gets Big Donation From Heiress Alice Walton] I’ve known about the connections between Walmart and the Clintons since the beginning and if there is one reality in the 2016 Democratic Party race, Hillary Clinton has never met a wealthy donor she wouldn’t suck […]

ALICE DOESN’T LIVE THERE ANYMORE…

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

What can you get for $19,750,000 these days? Well, Alice Walton’s 1,435 acre ranch in Texas would be one suggestion. Carol Christian, writing in Alice Walton of famed Walmart family selling $19.75 million Texas horse ranch for The Houston Chronicle reports: The 1,435-acre property is among the largest cutting-horse ranches in Texas and includes a […]

WALMART, BERNIE SANDERS AND CARD CHECK…

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Everyone should listen to the entire speech—when was the last time any candidate for their party’s presidential nomination attracted more than 10,000 people to a speech 17 months before the election?—but if you just can spare the time, you should take note of what Bernie has to say at around the 21:00 and 41:30 time […]

WHAT THE WALTONS FEAR THE MOST…

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Why else would the Walton family spend so much money? Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

$125,000 FOR GUBERNATORIAL PARTY…

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Walmart is big in Texas. So big that Walmart is not only the No. 1 private employer in the state, but the Bentonvile Behemoth was also the No. 1 contributor to the inaugural events for Texas Governor Gregg Abbot. A lavish inauguration for Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was pulled off thanks to $4.7 million […]

LIVING IN SIR TOMPHAM HATT’S WORLD…

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Imagine for a moment that you live on the island of Sodor in the employ of the North Western Railway. There are exactly 100 families living on the island and the whole of the island’s economy consists of £1,000. The wealth is distributed in this way: the family of Sir Richard Topham Hatt, the great […]

DOES ALICE EVEN LIVE THERE ANYMORE…?

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Montressia Williams’ Walmart co-workers think she is on vacation, but her trip to New York is anything but. The trip, paid for by labour organisers, is a part of the national protests to demand better wages, schedules and treatment for low-wage workers at retailers like Walmart and McDonald’s. Thursday’s protests, which started with a march […]

WALMART STILL WANTS FISK U’S O’KEEFES…

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

More than two years ago, Jonathan covered the story of Tennessee’s Fisk University attempting to sell its donated collection of paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe to Alice Walmart for Crystal Bridges, her private museum collection and thought the case was over. With Walmart over doesn’t really mean over. From Luxist: Fisk University is interested in selling […]

CHRISTMAS AT WALMART…

Friday, December 25th, 2009

I sincerely hope that all those who do the real work at Walmart and do their very best with their hourly check enjoy a day of peace and joy with their families. For the people who control Walmart, I hope you got lots of high-sulfur coal in your stocking. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

More from the Senator from Walmart

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Remember last week when we mentioned how the two senators from Arkansas were leaning against supporting EFCA? Well one of them has even gone further to do what her masters pay for: In midst of recession, Sens. Kyl and Lincoln think ‘the most pressing issue’ is ‘America’s wealthiest families.’ Sens. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Blanche […]

A Tale of Two Dynasties

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Well we all know about the Walton family dynasty. The one devoted to extracting the maximum it can from its retail empire and using very little of it for charity. What the Waltons do give is either for egotistical projects like a pet museum or for politically motivated astro-turf groups like the one that supports […]

And Yet Again

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

For quite awhile now I’ve been saying that the Walton family’s aim is to boost their income at the expense of everyone else: workers, suppliers, local governments, and, yes, even customers. So, while everyone else is feeling the pinch they give themselves another of their annual raises. Wal-Mart raises annual dividend 15% Walmart said Thursday […]