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De: "Olavo Santos" <nbk(arroba)cyberdude.com>
Para: <news(arroba)webards.net>
Data: Sexta, 16 de Julho de 2004 08:53
Assunto: The Wal-Mart You Don't Know


    Um excelente artigo sobre os efeitos do sucesso da Wal-Mart no país da


     "People ask, 'How can it be bad for things to come into the U.S.
cheaply? How can it be bad to have a bargain at Wal-Mart?' Sure, it's held
inflation down, and it's great to have bargains," says Dobbins. "But you
can't buy anything if you're not employed. We are shopping ourselves out of

    "And just five days before the cheery profit news, Levi had another
announcement: It is closing its last two U.S. factories, both in San
Antonio, and laying off more than 2,500 workers, or 21% of its workforce. A
company that 22 years ago had 60 clothing plants in the United States--and
that was known as one of the most socially reponsible corporations on the
planet--will, by 2004, not make any clothes at all. It will just import

@369, Nbk

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