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Why You Shouldn't Shop at Walmart on Friday

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And, in the end, retailers would benefit. According to the study, the cost of the wage increases to major retailers would be $20.8 billion -- about one percent of the sector's $2.17 trillion in total annual sales. But the study also estimates the increased purchasing power of lower-wage workers as a result of the pay raises would generate $4 billion to $5 billion in additional retail sales. 

This seems like a good deal all around.

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Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, has a new film, "Inequality for All," to be released September 27. He blogs at

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you can do without Walmart.Walmart's business mode... by John Sanchez Jr. on Friday, Nov 23, 2012 at 7:17:22 AM
In the long run greed is self defeating.... by Jim Prentice on Friday, Nov 23, 2012 at 1:00:05 PM
Outrageous, When a Waymart employee, Michael Ric... by Reza varjavand on Friday, Nov 23, 2012 at 8:02:56 AM
Full parking lots and long lines at my local WalMa... by prsmith on Friday, Nov 23, 2012 at 1:09:44 PM
..would be that the goods they sell are mostly mad... by Errol Lima on Friday, Nov 23, 2012 at 3:04:54 PM
BAGS $30--39; Handbags $35 T shirts $15 Jean(Tru... by erygsad fgeasd on Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 at 11:18:57 AM
Not onlythat, but they have demolished much of the... by judith woodard on Sunday, Nov 25, 2012 at 9:34:58 AM