Archive for the 'Jim Walton' Category

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 […]

The Waltons Spread the Money Around

Friday, September 8th, 2006

The New York Times has what looks like (it’s hard to tell on the computer) yet another front-pager on Wal-Mart. It’s about the Walton Family Foundation spreading its largesse to institutions whose members write lovesongs to Wal-Mart. Here’s an example: The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, for example, has received more than $100,000 […]