Long reads of note: NYT's series on Wal-Mart's legacy of bribery, corruption in Mexico

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8 Responses to “Long reads of note: NYT's series on Wal-Mart's legacy of bribery, corruption in Mexico”

  1. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    Umm… http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/fcpa/ and slammer time?

    Oh, wait, different sort of person, sorry about that.

  2. blissfulight says:

    It’s okay, we don’t indict large corporations on criminal charges anymore.  They’re too big to fail, they didn’t mean it, and they’ll change, they promise.  

  3. UnderachievingSheep says:

    Perhaps everyone knows this one already but there is a great paper online written by two researchers of University of Bremen (Germany) about why and how Walmart failed in Germany. It’s a fascinating read because it provides two tired information: the tone deaf nature of Walmart and the refusal of the German people to be pushed into a consumer experience that was alien to their culture. Worth the time (it’s long) because of how it sheds light into Walmart’s international tactics, including breaking the local laws.

    http://www.iwim.uni-bremen.de/publikationen/pdf/w024.pdf

    (link to PDF)

  4. Cowicide says:

    What say you, libertarian, corporatist apologists?  Big gub’mint must be to blame for this somehow, right?

    • Shashwath T.R. says:

      Well, if those laws hadn’t been there in the first place, Walmart wouldn’t have had to bribe officials to look the other way when they broke them.

      See? Bad government! Bad bad government!

  5. ep3232 says:

    As a mexican i can assure you nothing happens in México without corruption

  6. sockdoll says:

    It’s not like Walmart invented la mordida. Maybe they just took to it more readily than most.

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