Analysis Of Walmart Is Good For You By John Dicker

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For as long as I can remember, Wal-Mart has always been an extremely powerful business where everyone shops. I got an idea of just how powerful Wal-Mart is when the Wal-Mart my family usually shopped at moved from its location right next door to a Hy-Vee, to completely across town. They did this in an effort to steal customers from them. However, I have noticed that despite the fact that Wal-Mart is a huge and powerful business, they sell cheap products and do not provide good quality jobs. Be that as it may, what is truly going on behind the scenes in this enormous corporation that evokes such great power considering all of the awful claims made about it? Author John Dicker goes into detail about the many problems with Wal-Mart in his article …show more content…
Although he makes many valid points about the bad things about Wal-Mart, he pays no attention to any advantages that Wal-Mart provides for the economy. Tom Van Riper, a Forbes staff member, gave evidence in his article “Wal-Mart Is Good for You” that employment in areas with Wal-Marts has grown faster than in places without one (Van Riper). He also talks about how Wal-Mart makes up around 6% of retail and food sales in the United States, not to mention five out of six Americans shop at Wal-Mart (Van Riper). With this being said, Wal-Mart plays a huge part in the shopping of a large amount of Americans. Without this huge corporation, our economy would be extremely different. There are actually quite a few benefits that come out of Wal-Mart that Dicker …show more content…
In his article, Dicker brings up many well-grounded points about how robust Wal-Mart is. It is no doubt that Wal-Mart is not just a store. However, is that such a bad thing? Without Wal-Mart, there would not only be an increase in unemployment rates but also an absence of a popular shopping center utilized by countless consumers. Dicker manipulates many statistics about Wal-Mart and completely ignores any of the benefits that come out of this huge corporation. By just looking at the information provided by him, it is extremely difficult to make a conclusion about Wal-Mart. Dicker could improve his article by giving points of view from people on both ends of the spectrum and not just focusing on everything bad about

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