Saturday , February 24 2024

Reason #4,922 to Boycott Wal-Mart

As if you need another reason to boycott Wal-Mart, in addition to how it treats its employees, what it does to local businesses, etc. we now have a new reason:

Wal-Mart is going to be the exclusive seller for Garth Brooks albums.

On the positive side you might see and hear Brooks less, which I think is definitely a good thing.

On the negative side, this seems unfair to other music retailers, like those which are not global companies that fight unionizing attempts.

Oh and reason #4,923 – This story, in which Wal-Mart complains about a competing business getting too big.

The start of the story captures the irony perfectly:

"Stones. Glass houses. Yadda yadda yadda. You’re not allowed to throw them if you live in one, so sayeth the proverb. But if others are giving their two cents’ worth, who’s going to stop the world’s largest retailer from joining in? "

About Scott Butki

Scott Butki was a newspaper reporter for more than 10 years before making a career change into education... then into special education. He has been working in mental health for the last ten years. He lives in Austin. He reads at least 50 books a year and has about 15 author interviews each year and, yes, unlike tv hosts he actually reads each one. He is an in-house media critic, a recovering Tetris addict and a proud uncle. He has written articles on practically all topics from zoos to apples and almost everything in between.

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