Essay on The Impact of Walmart on a Community

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Whether it's a brand new 59” LCD widescreen television or merely a pack of gum, each purchase you make from a Walmart store inadvertently results in a higher price paid; both within your community as well as the greater world around you. Relying entirely upon you-the ever consuming scavenger – to fuel the bustling utopia of the manufacturing industry, exists Walmart. More importantly, Walmart relies upon the oblivion towards matters outside of our own lives that we as society generally project. However, by looking past our own greed in a world full of price cuts and sales, we can expose Walmart for what it truly is; an entirely corrupt corporation feeding off of countries' vulnerabilities and reaping the benefits.

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In very much the same way Walmart is poised as the lion where we- substituted into the equation-are its' prey; existing solely to instill energy and fuel the power hungry lion that Walmart consists of. Replacing the surrounding wildlife are the small businesses that originated and had once prospered within the community; now starving and unsuccessfully surviving off of the scraps of leftover business Walmart so graciously provides. Perhaps your favourite bakery or coffee shop suddenly, out of nowhere was closed down briefly after the opening of a Walmart in the nearby vicinity. Now you know why.

Not only does Walmart directly affect the economical situation of your community, it also puts significant strain upon the environment we live and depend on. In October of 2004, North America sued Walmart for violating the Clean Water Act CWA in nine states, causing a huge uproar both from the defensive Walmart corporation and more so from the targeted communities. Relying upon a communities oblivion, Walmart takes advantage of the situation in which it's presented, posing a threat to all nearby water supplies because of all the toxins and pesticides literally oozing from Walmart facilities worldwide. Much more costly towards the environment than the tinkling of spare change resounding in our pockets. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that a single Walmart location expends countless amounts of energy to maintain,
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