Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wal-Mart Deserves the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize



Wal-Mart is frequently criticized for putting local merchants out of business when it opens a new store, but the video above shows a much different story of what happened in Chicago - the neighborhood became safer, it attracted 22 new stores and businesses to the area, it created hundreds of new jobs at Wal-Mart, and also helped to generate a net increase of hundreds of new jobs in the neighborhood at other stores and businesses.

Inspired by this Vancouver Sun article, I hereby nominate Wal-Mart for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for its significant contributions to society, for improving the U.S. and world economies, for directly creating more than two million jobs worldwide at its retail outlets and helping to support many thousands of jobs indirectly for all of the thousands of suppliers to Wal-Mart, and for its contributions to improving the lives of millions of lower-income consumers by offering "Everyday Low Prices."

5 Comments:

At 2/16/2011 3:13 PM, Blogger juandos said...

I second that nomination Professor Mark...

Capitalism tends to breed more capitalims...

Imagine that!

 
At 2/16/2011 4:09 PM, Blogger AIG said...

How do we nominate it for real?

 
At 2/16/2011 4:55 PM, Blogger Che is dead said...

The unions are desperate to organize Wal-Mart. And the Democrat party salivates at the prospect of millions of dollars, forcefully taken from unionized employee paychecks, being deposited in Democrat party campaign coffers. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and the Chicago Federation of Labor organized the opposition to Wal-Mart in Chicago, just as unions have led the opposition to Wal-Mart in New York and D.C.. Wal-Mart would like to open dozens of store across Chicago, creating more than 10,000 jobs and offering hope and opportunity to the victims of Chicago's unionized public school system. The unions plan to fight them all the way.

 
At 2/16/2011 10:18 PM, Blogger Dan Ferris said...

Hey, AIG...

The Wikipedia says Nobel Peace Prize nominations are solicited from "governments, members of international courts, professors and rectors, former Peace Prize laureates and current or former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Prize

 
At 2/17/2011 9:33 PM, Blogger VangelV said...

Wal-Mart Deserves the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize...

I could not agree more. After giving the prize to the IPCC and Obama the lest that the Norwegian Nobel Committee can do is pick an organization that is deserving.

 

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