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Rick Wartzman and the Limits of Socially Conscious Capitalism

December 7, 6:30 pm.
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Fifteen years ago, Walmart was the most controversial company in America. By offering incredibly low prices, it had come to dominate the retail landscape. But with this dominance came a suite of ethical concerns. Walmart was accused of wiping out of mom-and-pop businesses across the country; ruthlessly pressuring suppliers to cut costs, even if it meant closing up U.S. factories and moving production overseas; and, above all, not taking adequate care of its own employees, who were paid so little that many wound up on public assistance.

Location:

10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States

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