National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

Defending Wal-Mart (weakly)

At CNN Money, Nina Easton defends Wal-Mart and blames the new minimum wage law on "unions more attuned to their own self-interest than the futures of low-income workers."

Don't you just love it when the self-interest of the corporation is applauded but the self-interest of a union is seen as the root of all evil? And, in the event, unions are trying every day to make sure there are fewer "low-income workers" even while Wal-Mart is trying to make more of them every day. If the best our economy can do by the poor folk of DC is Wal-Mart, maybe we should not be questioning the unions. Maybe we should be questioning everything.


Attention subscribers and donors! We’re rolling out an
online account management tool. Don’t miss out. 
Add or confirm your email address today.

NCR Comment code: (Comments can be found below)

Before you can post a comment, you must verify your email address at
Comments from unverified email addresses will be deleted.

  • Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea will be deleted. NCR reserves the right to close comment threads when discussions are no longer productive.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate.

For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page.

For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page.


Friends of NCR 300x80 web ad.jpg

NCR Email Alerts


In This Issue

February 27- March 12, 2015


Not all of our content is online. Subscribe to receive all the news and features you won't find anywhere else.