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Anti-Capitalists vs. “Poor Jack Yoest”

September 19, 2005 | By | One Comment

Ten reasons economic anarchists have not taken kindly to your Business Blogger:


Elephane Eggs

referred by Loaded Mouth

1) I spent $96.95 to fill my gas tank and didn’t blame President George Bush.

2) I put the gas in an SUV, a Suburban, giant monster truck.


3) To haul my overpopulating five children.

4) While stopped at Sam’s and WalMart.

5) On our way to a Bible study.

6) In land-grabbing suburbia.

7) After supersizing at MacDonald’s.

8) Following a little league baseball game where they, gasp!, kept score.


5 May 1990

9) While hanging with the mother of my said children.

10) Whom I met when she worked in the Reagan Administration.

10)(a) After I got out of United States Armed Forces.


Thank You (foot)notes

No Cleveland WalMart has more at “Poor Jack Yoest”

TAS at LoadedMouth corrects — Truth or Consequences is their tag line, not their title. Ad hominems included. Debate not.

See the best of faith-based capitalism Compensation Contest at Reasoned Audacity.

Visit Mudville Gazette at Open Post. And while you’re there drive by Below the Beltway on Economics in One Lesson on gas pricing.

Starling Hunter at The Business of America has the Wal Mart Carnival.

What Pepsi is Doing Right

September 11, 2005 | By | One Comment

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. And here is where Pepsi’s Indra Nooyi gets something, somewhere right.


Jeff Gordon, #24


Why Elites Hate WalMart

September 8, 2005 | By | 14 Comments

“Law-breaker, union-buster, tax-escapee…” says Ralph Nader about WalMart. The generosity of $17 million by the retailing giant during the Katrina Aftermath has muted criticism, but changed few minds.


WalMart Protesters

Why do left of center political activists picket and pick on this American success story?

There are five basic reasons this market segment of Blue State politically liberal consumers do not care much for WalMart:

First, WalMart is a ‘Right to Work’ company, an open shop. WalMart sees little need for unions, but neither do employees. Low-cost WalMart doesn’t care for high-cost unions. The only people interested in unionizing WalMart are unions themselves and the Democrat Party.


Child-like Mocking

Second, WalMart’s political donations favor the Grand Old Party. Readers will remember the Fast Company chart depicting political donations of various companies: Starbucks gives to Democrats; Dunkin’ Donuts to Republicans. WalMart supports the red in Republican; Costco loves blue Democrats.

Third, Corporate WalMart is Pro-life. For example, the crisis pregnancy center in Baltimore recently received a grant from the retailer. The Left and our feminist friends at the National Organization of Women do not like this brand of private sector activism.


Fourth, WalMart makes money, lots of money. WalMart sales are the largest in the world at $220 billion, with $7 billion in profits. Which is too much money for critics like activist Jim Hightower. And liberals and governments want a say in how all this loot is distributed.


Fifth, WalMart is heartless to competitors. It is the All-American retail marketing-machine: big, patriotic, delivering goods to families faster, better, cheaper. And . . .crushing little mom and pop boutiques. Survival of the cheapest, so to say, isn’t pretty. (This is the only Darwinism the Left doesn’t like.)

WalMart has whipped up the perfect storm for the Liberal worldview: generous, pro-life, pro-Bush, pro-war, pro-American.


For more conversation –

WalMart sues blogger Duane Gran.

As one could guess Daily Kos doesn’t care for WalMart. Warning: adult language in D-Kos comments.

More opinions at AllWaysSlowPrices

The leftist American Street is not happy about the lack of progress on WalMart boycotts.

WalMart Watch doesn’t care for the Arkansas company. A well done blog except, perhaps, for the snarky content.

These Leftist do have style: Wake-Up Wal-Mart. See what union money from the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union will buy for a blog.

Feministing would give WalMart the finger.

Anti-WalMart at No Cleveland WalMart hat tip credit to NRO


Goodness, the WalMart hating Marxists have clever logos.

Labor Blog has WalMart Nazi story.

Business Blog Consulting says WalMart needs a business blog.

Boston Activists Blast Wal-Mart reports The American Constitution Society.

Movie Marketing Update has info on new anti-Walmart DVD,

Based on an early look at blog trend tracking sites like Blogpulse, Icerocket and Technorati, the chatter in the blogosphere is just starting to pick up. But once the amplifying effect of thousands of linking blogs takes hold, expect this film to generate massive grassroots level buzz as the November 13th [2005]release date approaches.

The BoxTank says “…f*ck George Bush” in the boxtank to take a break until after the favorable WalMart publicity dies down, I think.

Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind reports WalMart is actually in the publishing business.

Think Progress say WalMart’s generosity isn’t enough.

Truth or Consequences has more on WalMart looters.

UPDATE: Read Brand Autopsy on WalMart feel-good.

UPDATE: Wizbang on WalMart outsourcing. Not what you think.

Update: Protesting Report at Volokh

Update: Venture Chronicles reports on pickets.

Update 9.16.05: Truck and Barter has an outstanding analysis of efficiency at Spend Time in the Lunchroom.

Update 9.16.05: VoluntaryXchange asks questions about union activity.

Update 26 Sept: Sepia Mutiny say WalMart is as evil as Starbucks.

Memory Keeper says there is no free lunch.

Update: 11 Oct 2005 Chip Mathis has why do lefties hate WalMart?

Update 13 Oct 2005 Individual and Community has more on multi-level marketing.

Update 25 Oct Business Pundit askes if WalMart is a Good Corporate Citizen?

Credo Advisors has comments.

Update 23 Nov 2005 The Business of America is Business has an outstanding analysis on The Political Dimensions.

Update 10 July 2006 This post was included in the Carnival of Wal-Mart I hosted by The Business of America is Business.