Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Wal-Mart's New Corporate Shill

According to himself, Mr. Young is a "Statesman, Businessman, Humanitarian." The first two are obvious: he is the owner of a business and a former Ambassador, Congressman and Mayor. Humanitarian? Hmmm . . . Not so much!

I've never heard of a humanitarian working for Wal-Mart.

In 1997, Young was a business consultant for Nike (whose business practices and reputation are surpassed only by Wal-Mart and Nestle) and issued a report insisting that Nike's Asian employers were well-aid and fairly treated.
Only weeks behind Andy Young's . . . tour, auditors from the accounting firm Ernst & Young visited some of the same locations and detailed the unsafe, inhuman and abysmal conditions. This report, promptly leaked by a gutsy company insider with a human conscience, flatly contradicted Andrew Young's lies.

Now Young is heading-up the Working Families for Wal-Mart campaign, which is like Hillary Clinton heading up a liberal think-tank.

The above quote and longer article about Andrew Young's new career can be found at alternet: Andrew Young: Shameless Son

Dick Mac Recommends:

Wal-Mart - The High Cost of Low Prices
Robert Greenwald

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