The Wal-Mart Revolution
Richard Vedder talked about the book he co-wrote with Wendell Cox, The Wal-Mart Revolution: How Big Box Stores Benefit Consumers, Workers, and the Economy, published by AEI Press. Wal-Mart is the world’s largest retailer. In the book the available economic data was analyzed to determine Wal-Mart’s impact on consumers, employee wages and benefits (including health care), and local economies. Mr. Grossman said that Wal-Mart has changed since the death of its founder Sam Walton to a somewhat anti-consumer stance. He also criticized Wal-Mart’s employment policies and high employee turnover. Mr. Barone talked about positive attitudes toward Wal-Mart in poll results and about some attempts to unionize the company. He addressed the impact of the Wal-Mart issue on the 2008 elections. Mr. Hassett moderated. The participants responded to audience members' questions. close
People in this video
Michael Barone Senior Writer U.S. News and World Report
Andrew Grossman Founding Executive Director Wal-Mart Watch
Kevin A. Hassett Senior Fellow and Director American Enterprise Institute->Education Policy Studies
Richard K. Vedder Visiting Scholar American Enterprise Institute
Your purchase helps support C-SPAN
Click here to learn how
C-SPAN.org offers links to books featured on the C-SPAN networks to make it simpler for viewers to purchase them. C-SPAN has agreements with retailers that share a small percentage of your purchase price with our network. For example, as an Amazon Associate, C-SPAN earns money from your qualifying purchases. However, C-SPAN only receives this revenue if your book purchase is made using the links on this page.
Any revenue realized from this program goes into a general account to help fund C-SPAN operations.
Please note that questions regarding fulfillment, customer service, privacy policies, or issues relating to your book orders should be directed to the Webmaster or administrator of the specific bookseller's site and are their sole responsibility.
- American Enterprise InstituteAmerican Enterprise Institute
Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again
David Frum talked about his book Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again, published by Doubleday. He contends that…
Telephone lines were opened for comments on the topic, “Web companies watch your clicks closely.”
The Almanac of American Politics 2010
Michael Barone talked about The Almanac of American Politics 2010 (National Journal Group; September 14, 2009). He has…
After the Hangover
The founder of American Spectator magazine offers an agenda for the future of the conservative movement. The event was…