Long Live Walmart? No Way!

6 April 2017
Amy Traub

With $485.9 billion in global revenue and 1.5 million employees in the U.S. alone, Walmart the corporation isn’t going away anytime soon. But this Thursday evening, I’ll argue that its business model based on low pay, understaffing, and low respect for the employees that make the business function deserves to go the way of the dinosaurs.

Facing off against conservative economist Richard Vedder and the Manhattan Institute’s John Tierney, I will team up with historian Nelson Lichtenstein in a public debate about whether Walmart’s way of doing business merits longevity. The debate is organized by Open to Debate formerly known as Intelligence Squared U.S.