Monday, January 27, 2014

Fred Owens:"Is There Any Difference between Wal-Mart And Amazon?"

It's not just "the newspapers."
It's the Koch brothers, the Waltons, The Donald... untold legions of dull (and dulling) people whose wealth shames them.

Dear Fred,

Thanks for your email.

Given the compass of Original Sin -- and the corruption it engenders -- humankind is awash in an abundance of blame.

I do not like Libertarianism and therefore am not fond of Jeff Bezos. (See "Libertarian Idealism: Too Good To Be True" -

Even so, I see significant differences between Walmart and Amazon.

Whereas Walmart delights in selling junk to people who crave crap, Amazon has at least created a culture of intelligent "review," grounding customers in a kind of intellectual rigor and consequent determination to make informed decisions.

Walmart, on the other hand, depends on witless impulse buying.

Take away the prurience of ad libidum acquisitiveness and there's not much left to good ol' Sam but the band of corporate welfare queens who now bear the Walton name.

Here are two posts that spotlight other facets of our discussion:

"Two Corporate Cultures: Walmart Compared To Costco"

"The Moral Integrity of Costco Founder and CEO"

Pax tecum


On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 1:20 PM, Fred Owens <> wrote:

I saw your post on Wal-Mart. Bad place, but I wonder: is there any difference between Wal-Mart and Amazon?
All my folks think Wal-Mart is evil and Amazon is cool. How is that?


I saw your post on Wal-Mart
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