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Old 12-05-2012, 10:33 AM   #123
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Originally Posted by blaise View Post
Why is it Wal Mart's fault that those people need additional insurance?
It's irrelevant who's "Fault" it is. But the fact remains that Walmart intentionally targets employees that fit that profile, because they can and do take advantage of it. That is clearly evident. And it doesn't have to be that way.

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Of course, Wal-Mart’s presence is also likely to bring lower prices. Existing research shows big-box stores like Wal-Mart can use their distribution systems and leverage with suppliers to produce substantial savings to consumers.

However, to the extent that competing on cost produces negative effects on low-wage workers, this is an important consideration when deciding the “rules of the game” that big-box retailers need to abide by. And since wage and benefit savings are not the main part of the cost advantage for a company like Wal-Mart, it could continue to pass on most of these savings while paying higher wages and benefits. These factors should be taken into account by policy makers in their decision-making on economic development.

http://laborcenter.berkeley.edu/reta...ard_push07.pdf
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