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TIM WORSTALL DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WALMART…

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Tim Worstall thinks we should all be thankful for our cheap plastic crap from China and be good little consumers so that the economy will continue to chuck along producing profits and bonuses and dividends for those with enough disposable income to invest in gamble on the stock market. Writing in Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Understand […]

APPLES AND ORANGES IN THE JOB MARKET…

Monday, July 4th, 2016

There are two tasks that all politicians like to be able to boast success about: making the lives of voters safer and making the lives of voters more prosperous. The latter often involves the promise of jobs. Lots of jobs. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo made such a promise and as New York Times […]

YET MORE OF WALMART’S CORPORATE WELFARE…

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

[Update at 0800 on 15 May: If Walmart security had had the presence of mind (or the equipment and training to photograph this woman, the end of the story might be better for Walmart.] We’ve written much here at The Writing On The Wal about how the Bentonvile Behemoth sucks at the public tit, draining […]

VOLUNTARILY EAT FOOD FROM WALMART…?

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

I’ll say up front that Tim Worstall has found a better way to make a living with his journalistic skills than I have. He managed to turn his blogging skills into a regular gig for Forbes while there are moths circling my mailbox for all the offers I’ve had. Having said that, I’ll take my […]

CAN WALMART TRAIN-DOWN STAFF LEVELS…?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Tim Worstall is becoming one of my favorite writers on Walmart. We are polar opposites on the level of the 60 Minutes Point/Counterpoint duo of James J. Kilpatrick and Nicholas von Hoffman, but Worstall does get a conversation going. Like this one headlined: Walmart Is Changing Its Labor Model: How Many Workers Will Lose Their […]

And you were wondering why a history professor blogs about Wal-Mart.

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

From Tim Worstall at Pajamas Media: It’s a commonplace in the political debate that if only companies would pay their workers higher wages then everything would be so much better. Currently applied to WalMart, the poster child historically for the argument, has been Ford’s decision in 1914 to raise the wages for its assembly line […]

WEEKLY WALMART ROUNDUP…

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

When Walmart announced plans to raise the wages of about 40 percent of the company’s workers on 19 February, the number of stories about the Bentonvile Behemoth exploded and I found myself unable to read, write about and post on any more than a fraction of the stories flooding my inbox. Until the deluge wanes […]

THERE ARE SIMPLY TOO MANY STORIES…

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Forty-eight hours later, the stories about Walmart’s announcement Thursday morning that the company has plans to bump up wages for some 500,000 employees are coming faster than I can read, digest and write about. In the interest of creating a partial catalog of opinions and insights, I’m going to leave this post stuck to the […]