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Community Conversation: “The Walmart Debate: Is Walmart Good for America?”

Community Conversation: “The Walmart Debate: Is Walmart Good for America?”

Moderators: Kim Almon and Audrey Abbott, Undergraduate OBT members.

Panelists:
*Dr. Rich Margerum, Associate Professor and Department Head, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management.
*Laura Etherton, OSPIRG Consumer Advocate.
*John Evans, Field Representative & Organizer, United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 555.
*Doug Wilson, Adjunct Instructor, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon.
*Rex Snellstrom, Manager, Capella Market.


This Panel explores several facets of the Walmart Question, including economics, ethics, politics, labor, human rights, public health, and environment. Students were particularly interested in learning about the impact Walmart Super Centers and Discount Stores have had on local communities as a corporate citizen–in both rural and urban areas, as well as domestically and internationally.


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