Walmart: low prices vs high wagesSubmitted by RonPaulRadical on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 03:16
Why is it okay to advocate higher prices in order to pay workers more? Higher prices hurt the people who are buying. Why is okay to hurt the buyers in order to help the workers? I've heard this fallacy on DP over and over mostly in regard to Walmart. Ultimately the producers who are supposedly getting screwed by Walmart are free to engage in a more fruitful line of work, no one is forcing them to make cheap toasters, microwaves etc .. Yes, castigate Walmart for it's unethical business practices like any other business but don't try to glorify higher prices in the name of the workers. By the way, the workers are buyers too so how exactly is this helping them?