Thursday, May 25, 2006

Wal-Mart Going Green

Read "Can You Still Hate Wal-Mart" by Mark Morford.

Last October Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott announced that Wal-Mart is going 'green'. Huge plans from stores generating 100% renewable energy to eliminating bad plastic packaging and generating zero waste. So Wal-Mart suddenly is very concerned about the Earth's environment.

Morfords column discusses the more obvious reasons for Wal-Mart's sudden change in attitude towards the environment. Read it soon.

Some of my fav quotes:

Sometimes you just have to allow that something grand and good and healthy might actually be born from the bowels of the dank and ravenous megacorporate world, like flowers from a dung heap, like vodka from old potatoes, even if it comes right alongside the nastiest, most abusive federal environmental policy you will see in your lifetime.

There has been, to date, very little good to say about this most voracious and powerful of low-end, trashy retailers.

Wal-Mart has always been, quite appropriately, the devil.

Seems Wal-Mart has realized one vital maxim that so many fundamentalist right-wing capitalist GOPers have so far failed to grasp: The apocalypse is just really bad for business.

They are the George Bushes of the retail world -- drunk with power, cheaply made and full of crap

Morford can really turn a phrase!

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