The purported Walmart corruption scandal and cover-up uncovered in recent weeks exposes a core truth: Walmart cannot be trusted at its word. The relentless strategy pursued by Walmart senior management in the US and abroad of “growth at any cost” in pursuit of profits in fact comes at a great cost – to the company, customers, workers and America.
In its drive to enrich a very few at the top of the company, Walmart’s senior management has proven that it is willing to trample on the human rights of workers, discriminate against women, damage small businesses and the environment, and now apparently violate laws in the US, Mexico and other countries.
The members of the billionaire Walton family who control Walmart have allowed the company to grow out of control as they have amassed more wealth than 30 percent of American families combined. This scandal is just the latest example of the super-rich 1% refusing to play by the rules that apply to the rest of us.
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