Walmart and ethical decisions
I really like Archway cookies.
WalMart is both a cultural symbol and is an economic force that proclaims free market materialism uber alles. To begin with, it pulls wages and benefits down in other grocery stores. The investigation also showed that Walmart executives in Mexico were aware of the bribery and corruption and did not stop it.
You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services. I had to decide whether or not my grandson was ethical in shopping at Wal-Mart. From an ethical as well as a sociological perspective, I view non-market relationships and values as important -- such as the relationships between parents and children, priest and parishioner, citizen and state, resident and neighborhood or community, friend and friend. Before Wal-Mart, there was the shopping mall, the strip center, and the fast-food restaurant on the out-parcel, all designed around the car…. It's a discount store-a very, very big discount store-and it will do just about anything to get bigger. I had to decide whether I should boycott Parmalat and not buy and eat Archway cookies. John Kerry's wife, Teresa Heinz was a vocal critic against Wal-Mart, only to find she had one million dollars invested in the company. I derive this standard from two sources.
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Even supporting laissez-faire represents a value choice. Regardless of where each of us works in our global company, this Statement of Ethics is the guide to exemplifying integrity as a Walmart associate.
Institutions that create such material improvements have ethical value. Newsletter Sign Up Please verify you're not a robot by clicking the box. There's some truth in this, but this storyline ignores the last century of retailing.
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