The United States of Wal-Mart Summary and Reviews

The United States of Wal-Mart

by John Dicker

The United States of Wal-Mart by John Dicker

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An irreverent, hard-hitting examination of the world's largest - and most reviled - corporation, which reveals that while Wal-Mart's dominance may be providing consumers with cheap goods and plentiful jobs, it may also be breeding a culture of discontent.  It employs one of every 115 American workers. If it were a nation-state, it would be one of the world's top twenty economies. With yearly sales of nearly $260 billion and an average wage of $8 an hour, Wal-Mart represents an unprecedented, and perhaps unstoppable, force in capitalism. And there have been few corporations that have evoked the same levels of reverence and ire.

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'Aside from some pointless and tiresome lapses into prison-chic posturing Dicker conveys a wealth of information in a lucid and light-handed style.' - PW

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