Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price


Source Google Video

This documentary takes the viewer on a deeply personal journey into the everyday lives of families struggling to survive against the presence of Wal-Mart. From a family business owner in the Midwest to a preacher in California, from workers in Florida to a poet in Mexico, dozens of film crews on three continents capture these intensely personal stories. This documentary intends to show that even if your only connection to the company is seeing its large stores pass by the window of your car that its impact probably reaches your life in ways you never imagined.

Resources:

In the Library:

• Dicker, John. The United States of Wal-Mart. [WorldCat]

• Smith, Hedrick. Is Wal-Mart good for America? {videorecording} [WorldCat]

• Vedder, Richard K. The Wal-Mart revolution : how big-box stores benefit consumers, workers, and the economy. [WorldCat]

• Ortega, Bob. In Sam we trust : the untold story of Sam Walton and how Wal-Mart is devouring America [WorldCat]

• Vance, Sandra Stringer. Wal-Mart : a history of Sam Walton's retail phenomenon. [WorldCat]

On the Web:

NPR - Wal-Mart's Social and Economic Impact