The Wal-Marting of America

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photoThere is a natural tension between our love of a bargain and the belief in a living wage. Buying a year supply of pickles for under three dollars is a bargain but the real price may be a living wage for working class Americans. Americans have become used to paying rock bottom prices for goods but the Wal-mart phenomenon has had an impact on wages. On Point looks at how Wal-Mart has affected the California supermarket strike.


Alan Sanderson, Economist, University of Chicago

Harley Shaiken, Professor of Labor and the global economy at the University of California Berkeley

Charles Fishman, writer for Fast Company magazine.

This program aired on November 19, 2003.


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