Long Live Walmart : A Debate

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  • Creator Intelligence Squared US
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  • Publication [Place of publication not identified] : Intelligence Squared US, [2017] New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2017. ©2017
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    • 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 41 min., 12 sec)) : sound, color


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  • As the largest retail company and private employer in the United States, Walmart has long been a target for critics of corporate expansion. The big-box company, they argue, has pushed locally owned stores out of business and mistreated its employees. Defenders, however, argue that Walmart has provided millions of consumers with low-cost goods and given decent jobs to countless low-skilled workers. Has Walmart been good for America?


  • Originally released by Intelligence Squared US, 2017.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on October 16, 2017.
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  • "Debate Housekeeping" (5:38); Opening Statement For: John Tierney (6:07); Opening Statement Against: Amy Traub (6:40); Opening Statement For: Richard Vedder (6:15); Opening Statement Against: Nelson Lichtenstein (6:52); Debate Summary (2:53); Anti-poverty Program? (6:06); Job Demands (5:41); Walmart Influence (5:23); Outsourcing (5:51); Q/A: Changing Walmart (4:35); Q/A: Feasibility of Wage and Benefit Increases (3:18); Q/A: Quality of Life (3:03); Q/A: Walmart Competitors (3:56); Q/A: Effect on Cultural Consumerism (3:36); Q/A: Walmart and Climate Change (3:01); Q/A: Foothold in the Workforce (3:18); Q/A: Validity of Unemployment (3:31); Closing Statement For: Vedder (2:23); Closing Statement Against: Traub (2:26); Closing Statement For: Tierney (2:13); Closing Statement Against: Lichtenstein (2:24); Time to Vote (4:53); Results of Audience Vote (0:54); Credits: Long Live Walmart (0:04)
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