Friday, November 28, 2014
On This "Black Friday" Evening...
look at this photo and think about its meaning.
"Somehow, this says a great deal about the state of things in this country, and about the country's ultimate priorities. How you react to it says a great deal about the state of the union, too."
William Smith: "I've thought for some time that Wal-Mart is a perfect metaphor for what our economy has become: an instrument that extracts value from its employees, suppliers, trading partners and host communities for the benefit of an already very privileged few. That's how you end up with employees on food stamps, abandoned and decaying town centers and a brand-new art museum in Bumfuck, Arkansas.'
Pat Healy · "Unless that is a: soldier preventing the store from opening on Thanksgiving so that Walmart employees can spend the evening enjoying the company of their families, my reaction is 'Stick a fork in us, we're done.' "