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? "