Not a very exciting movie, but this may be an eye-opener for people who don’t think about these issues. And for that I give it credit. Its thesis is laid out there — even though I don’t agree with every point being made. I condemn Wal-Mart’s criminal union busting, their environmental effects and the general way they treat their workers. The Chinese/Hondurans/Bangladeshis are indentured servants and the Americans are only a little better off. At least they have someone on staff to show them how to apply for food stamps. (I’m serious.) I part company, though, when this film (and the echo-y voice of Bruce Springsteen) starts weeping for the death of Main St. America. Please. I find no inherent value in Don McGee’s local hammer and nail shop vs. a box store. If the box store would pay Don McGee a decent wage, get him benefits and security and provide good service to the consumer, there is no reason to get so bent out of shape. They show some scenes from Germany, where Wal-Mart is forced to hire unionized labor. The workers there seem happy and the consumers there seem happy. And the stores are profitable, but less profitable than in the US. I part company with my friends on the left who think capitalism in an absolute evil. I think the German example shows that restriction, governmental oversight and moderation are what’s needed when you have a goliath like Wal-Mart. But there’s not much insentive for a government to provide oversight when their campaigns were paid for by contributions from the Walton clan. . .