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Entries by Al Norman from 06/2010

Consumer Reports Trashes Wal-Mart

| Posted 06.01.2010 | Business

Wal-Mart's self-serving hyperbole about efficiency has become a mainstay of its culture, and is taken for granted by the media. But this week, Consumer Reports readers kicked a little dirt on that shiny exterior.

Now Playing: Wal-Mart's Theater of Public Alienation

| Posted 06.13.2010 | Business

In one recent study, the average rate of reported police incidents at Wal-Mart stores was 400% higher than the average rate of incidents at nearby Target stores.

Show Me The Jobs, Mayor Daley!

| Posted 06.23.2010 | Business

Mayor Still Has it Wrong About Wal-Mart By Al Norman Wal-Mart apparently views locating new stores in urban Chicagoland as something like a soccer...