The Wal-Mart effect : how the world's most powerful company really works-- and how it's transforming the American economy / Charles Fishman.

Wal-Mart is not just the world's largest company--it is the largest company in the history of the world. It is estimated that the company's low prices save American consumers $10 billion a year--but the #1 employer in 37 states has never let a union in the door. Though 70% of Americans now...

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Main Author: Fishman, Charles, 1961-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Penguin Press, 2006.
Table of Contents:
  • Who knew shopping was so important?
  • Sam Walton's ten-pound bass
  • Makin bacon, a Wal-Mart fairy tale
  • The squeeze
  • The man who said no to Wal-Mart
  • What do we actually know about Wal-Mart?
  • Salmon, shirts, and the meaning of low prices
  • The power of pennies
  • Wal-Mart and the decent society
  • Epilogue: Peoria, September 2005.