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The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and How It's Transforming the American Economy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2008

    this book is awsome

    The Wal- Mart Effect By: Charles Fishman From the beginning of Wal ¿ Mart to present day, Charles Fishman will take you on a tour of Wal- marts growing effect on the economy. It¿s how Wal ¿ Mart effects the companies they buy from, their employees, and even you. This book has insider stories, as well as well researched graphs and studies to show the modern family what it really means to have low prices. This book was well written, full of information, and very insightful. 9 out of 10. Zach

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2007

    A reviewer

    Charles Fishman does a good job summarizing the 'effects' of the world's largest retailer - all the way down the value chain: end user prices, supplier costs, worker conditions at home and abroad, and social/environmental impacts. In the end, he proposes a solution to deal with such mega-corporations: a change in securities law that requires more transparency. A previous reviewer stated his concerns over increased governmental regulation -- likening it to 'wolves to handle your stray dog problem.' However, I tend to agree with the author that we do not have adequate rules to deal with the relatively new phenomena of mega-corporations -- ones that have attained monopsony control over the market. We have strict laws to deal with monopolies - situations where one 'seller' has significant control over the market. It is not unreasonable to propose greater oversight in situations where one 'buyer' has significant control, either.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2006

    A Musssst Read!!!!!!!!!

    Should be required reading for any business person, student or consumer. Our business environment is changing and it is not just happening in the electronic/computer arena.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2006

    must read

    I loved this book. It was not an insight of the inner workings of Walmart, but a view of how Walmart has changed the world and how we do business. This book is enlightening to the global impact of business today -- the advantages, the consequences of the world economy and the importance of corporate responsibility and accountability.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2010

    Eye opener

    This book is a great read for anyone that ever wanted to de-mystify the WalMart Empire. It is factual and unbiased. I leared a great deal about WalMart and the global impacts this retailer has on the world economy.

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