Archive for the 'Helen 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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

GUIDING OUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION…?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Blogger Trent Stamp is also president of Charity Navigator and he is watching closely what happens with the Walton Family Foundation following the death of matriarch Helen Walton last week. The results could be culture changing. Writes Stamp: USA Today writes of her death that it will “benefit public education.” This is true, but the […]

Plutocracy and the Waltons

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

There are a variety of discussions about the top 2/10% of the population on the blogs today. They are inspired by this piece in Rolling Stone (via alternet): Maybe We Deserve to Be Ripped Off By Bush’s Billionaires Naturally the Walton’s figure promiently in any such discussions as can be seen in this article as […]

Waltons – Self-made Billionaires

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

The USA is a wonderful place. You can start with nothing and become a billionaire. All you need to do is work hard and show some personal responsibility. Forbes has listed this years 400 richest people. Numbers one and two are Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. Both guys started from the ground up. Number 3 […]