Making Contact

Making Contact – June 17, 2005

Big Box Nation
Wal-Mart is the biggest of all big boxes, the largest company and employer in the world, and a daily newsmaker. The story of Wal-Mart is as big as the company itself, crossing a range of issues from globalization to the environment, to race, gender and class.

On this edition, we take you inside the walls of the infamous big box retailer to hear how the company is responding to withering criticism from activists, what Wal-Mart’s financial success means for workers and small business owners, and a flap over a pro-Wal-Mart advertisement that compared a city zoning ordinance to book burning in Nazi Germany. –

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