Friday, April 24, 2015

Consciously Sidelining Ourselves

Erick Erickson | Apr 24, 2015

Though Wal-Mart remains fixed in the American conscience as Sam Walton's business, it is less and less that. Walton was folksy and relatable to the Americans who shopped at Wal-Mart. Everyone could imagine Sam Walton shopping there, too. But over the years, Wal-Mart's management has passed out of the direct hands of Walton's family.

A few of the Walton clan remain on the Wal-Mart board of directors, but now its board also includes Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo!, and Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram. One would be hard pressed to imagine either as regular shoppers at Wal-Mart. For that matter, former counselor to President George W. Bush, Dan Bartlett, is now the executive vice president of corporate affairs for Wal-Mart. It may be hard to imagine many of Wal-Mart's executive leaders being regular shoppers at Wal-Mart.....To Read More.....

My Take - First - I hate shopping, but I stopped shopping at Wal-Mart the minute they came out in favor of all things "green" and "organic" produce. They've done nothing to make me change my mind since. These companies that make all these Corporate Social Responsibility mewing sounds trying to appease those who hate them and all they stand for make me gag. There's one thing to take heart to about Wal-Mart. They are now what Sears was fifty years ago.  Someone else will be what Wal-Mart is today....but hopefully not as corporate collaborators with those who hate and despise capitalism and individual freedom and responsibility.

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