Taking Over the World the Walmart Way

The article in the New York Times below is a perfect illustration of how virtually ALL multi-national corporations operate. they simply will not take no for an answer, and will buy their way into places where they otherwise are prevented from entering. Soon, Walmart will be the global company store. I don’t believe Sam Walton would be pleased with where his vision went after his passing:

By  and ALEJANDRA XANIC von BERTRAB

SAN JUAN TEOTIHUACÁN, Mexico — Wal-Mart longed to build in Elda Pineda’s alfalfa field. It was an ideal location, just off this town’s bustling main entrance and barely a mile from its ancient pyramids, which draw tourists from around the world. With its usual precision, Wal-Mart calculated it would attract 250 customers an hour if only it could put a store in Mrs. Pineda’s field.

One major obstacle stood in Wal-Mart’s way.

After years of study, the town’s elected leaders had just approved a new zoning map. The leaders wanted to limit growth near the pyramids, and they considered the town’s main entrance too congested already. As a result, the 2003 zoning map prohibited commercial development on Mrs. Pineda’s field, seemingly dooming Wal-Mart’s hopes.

But 30 miles away in Mexico City, at the headquarters of Wal-Mart de Mexico, executives were not about to be thwarted by an unfavorable zoning decision. Instead, records and interviews show, they decided to undo the damage with one well-placed $52,000 bribe……(Read full article here)

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. InalienableWrights
    Dec 26, 2012 @ 13:55:51

    Just a reflection of how business is done here in the US. Fascism or corporatism is the name of the game and make sure that you call this fixed playing field “capitalism” so that the dumbed down sheeple will not know the cause and actually call for the cause to be the solution.

    This is what happens when the government controls both education and the media.

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