Wal-mart does more good than harm, I think. I realize that it does not pay its workers much or give them benefits. However, Wal-mart does help many poor people by allowing them a cheap place to shop. In some areas, Wal-mart is the only grocery store.
I guess this is as good a place to vent about Wal-Mart as any. I shop at Wal-Marts because of their low prices, but no single corporation has contributed to the demise of mom-and-pop businesses more than Wal-Mart. In the past two towns in which I have lived (both in Florida), Wal-Marts cause unwanted traffic problems. Worse yet, I have to constantly check my receipts, since so many of the items I purchase are electronically scanned incorrectly--and always with a higher price than advertised. Three of the last four times I have purchased items at my local store I have had to spend time in yet another line to receive refunds. It's no wonder Wal-Mart is one of the wealthiest and most reviled businesses in America.
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