May 25, 2004

Anti-WM Paradox

Don Boudreaux notes that anti-WM activists have divergent, pardoxical goals:

The real paradox is the "progressive" wish for abundant, high-paying jobs, combined with a simultaneous knee-jerk allegiance to �community� efforts to chill economic change � in this case, �to keep out the retailer.�

What, after all, is the point of organizing Wal-Mart employees into a labor union if other �activists� succeed in keeping Wal-Mart out?

Regardless of your view on unions and activism, it is a fine question.

Posted by Kevin on May, 25 2004 at 09:40 AM