Depending on who you believe, the Wal-Mart heirs are worth about $120 billion combined. According to the World Bank, that’s MORE than the annual GDP of Bangladesh.
Every time you buy clothing at Wal-Mart (or any other discount store), you’re perpetuating the misery of millions and piling unearned wealth on people who fly private jets to lavish vacation homes, bribe your elected officials and prop up third world dictators.
Boycotts may not stop this from happening—after all, many companies relocated to Bangladesh after the cost of producing goods in China went up—but consumers have to look this in the face and put it up against their own conscience.
Apr 12, 2017