Even I am tiring of this topic, FWIW. But sometimes an example of what I'm talking about comes along and proves so good as to be irresistable.
Accroding to this newspaper editorial, John Edwards righteously refused to give a reading of his new book at evil ol' Wal*Mart that treats its employees so badly, choosing instead to read at a nearby middle-class-approved Barnes & Noble.
Why do I care?
Because that Barnes & Noble starts it's employees at $7.00 per hour.
The Wal*Mart starts at $7.50.
Could somebody tell me again about how dislike of Walmart is based on concern for the underpaid workers?
I'm sorry, it is all about pandering for the votes of middle class people who think Wal*Mart is tacky and, consciously or not, use "The poor don't know what's best for them, we do" as an excuse to keep that big ugly store out of their backyards.
who doesn't want a big ugly Wal*Mart in her backyard either, of course, but is at least honest with herself about why.