Thursday, May 05, 2005

...you don't say...

So The Agitator has a piece on the hypocrisy of "living wage" advocates:

Russell Roberts untwists a NY Times article on activists who are insisting that Wal-Mart should charge a little more and cut profits in order to pay its workers a better wage.

Your humble Agitator
has reported on how many of these labor activist groups actually pay their own workers paltry wages, and when asked to expain, make the very same arguments corporate America does.

As the article states so well:

Historically, labor movements have been known for their colorful sloganeering. In the realm of today's "living wage" movement, it seems, the mantra is "high standards for thee, but not for me."

1 comment:

Allen said...

More on the absudity of arguments directed at Wal-Mart.

http://www.mises.org/fullstory.aspx?control=1521