Friday, July 14, 2006

Standing Up for What You Believe

How far does one really go in standing up for what you believe.

I was a vegetarian for 16 years and have backed off recently.

I want the kids to decide for themselves.

I do not believe in God. Well the idea of God and Jesus as portrayed
by the media and the churches.

I want the kids to decide for themselves. I hope they think like me.

Than there is God Dam Wal-Mart

Good Jobs First, a Washington, D.C., research group, reported that Wal-Mart has received more than $1 billion in subsidies from state and local governments around the country

Wal-Mart announced plans to close a store in Canada after the store's workers unionized

Ratio, in the United States, of the number of Wal-Mart employees to the number of high school teachers: 1:1[Wal-Mart (Bentonville, Ark.)/U.S. Census Bureau]»

Thats just a start.

I can not and will not ever shop at Wal-Mart.

In No One Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart: The Surprising Deceptions of Individual Choice, Tom Slee looks at how games theory and the theory of freedom of choice underlie most current economic thinking. Slee gives examples of how both liberal and conservative politicians in the English-speaking world hold up freedom of choice as an ideal to strive towards. But, says Slee, freedom of choice has some unrecognized effects, and he offers a wealth of entertaining examples of how freedom of choice in fact do not give us what we want.

And I choose not to shop at Wal-Mart

1 comment:

David said...

I Hate Walmart, but I am glad that they stand up to unions.

In principle unions are the best thing ever, but in practice they are a cancer. If they were spontaneous, appearing when needed and receding when not, they would serve their noble purpose.

But they don't go away. They eat enormous amounts of their member's incomes and then convince the workers that they are worth more than they actually are to justify their existence. They encourage sloth and cause a huge drag on the economy.

Allow me one story of the dozens I have collected. My friend is a union plummer. He spends half of every year unemployed. There are jobs available, but He is not allowed to take them because they are non-union shops. The union will take away all of his 'benefits' if he tries to work for anyone besides them. While he barely makes his house payment, the union president plays 18 holes nearly every day. Now that is power to the people!

Ever wonder why Detroit is in such big trouble? There is plenty of blame to share, but I point my finger at the unions for the largest portion. Airline industry too.