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Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

Last night I watched the movie that Wal-Mart doesn't want anyone to see. They've pre-emptively attacked its credibility, calling it a smear film full of baseless accusations. It's a movie that every open-minded American consumer should watch and decide for themselves. Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price is the newest film from director and producer Robert Greenwald. It takes the viewer on a deeply personal journey into the every day lives of families struggling to fight against a goliath. From a small business owner in the Missouri to a preacher in California, from workers in Florida to a poet in Mexico, dozens of film crews on three continents bring the story of an assault of families and American values. Current and former employees, managers and executives tell all about the corporation’s inner-workings. Wal-Mart is based on individual human beings, all over the world, at all levels of society, telling their story in very personal terms. Even before watching this film and doing a lot of research on this issue, I had already come to the conclusion that Wal-Mart is a deceptive, leeching and "American Dream"-killing threat to America. Based on my own experiences, from hearing the stories of local businesses in the towns and cities I've lived in (both competitors and suppliers/vendors) and simple observation, I saw very questionable practices by Wal-Mart Inc. and the profound negative impact Wal-Marts have on local "mom-and-pop" businesses, the lifeblood of these country. Extensive research has provided the convincing documentation and evidence that proves Wal-Mart's adverse impact on local communities and economies. This film is simply the exclamation point. Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price is truly a must-see for any American who holds certain values — like the proverbial "American Dream" — as important for this nation. Those who are social justice minded will be especially interested in the information presents.

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