Recently I wrote an article detailing why it was counterproductive to your own success to resent those who have achieved it already. I used Bill Gates as an example of someone who should be admired, not despised, and I explained why.
So when you read what I am about to write you may be inclined to believe I am contradicting myself.
But keep this in mind: Bill Gates has donated 58% of his fortune to charitable causes. The Walton family has donated less than 1%.
Yes, I believe Wal-Mart is an evil company. I define evil as having a wanton and blatant disregard for the greater good and the well-being of others. If any person or company can fit that description it’s Wal-Mart. While Microsoft was being diabolically evil by bundling Internet Explorer with Windows, Wal-Mart has been destroying communities, families and the economy at a record pace, flooding the market with cheaply made Chinese goods.
Don’t be quick to blame the Chinese, they are Wal-Mart’s victims too, working fifteen hour days in its factories for three dollars a day, while being forced to live in filthy dorms, because rent and utilities are deducted from their pay even if they choose to live elsewhere.
Wal-Mart’s greed has been enriching the Chinese communist dictatorship while doing nothing for its people. Wal-Mart could be doing noble work and creating better lives for Chinese people by paying them a fair wage, but instead chooses to use and abuse its workers in China in exactly the same way it abuses its workers at home, while lining the pocket of the Chinese government so that they can further oppress the populace and destroy Tibet.