Political Eh-conomy: Precarious workers or satisfied customers: a fine line for giant retailers

This post is an appendix of sorts to my article, “Fired by Walmart for Christmas”, to be published this weekend by Common Dreams. In the article, I describe the stresses and difficulties faced by Walmart workers during the holidays. Overwork, a climate of fear and barely-organized chaos make for taxing shifts at work. Low wages, ...

Left Over: Target-ing The Canadian Market

6 U.S. retailers set to invade Canada’s malls   Still another article on CBC online  regarding the Americanization of the retail sector here, as if anyone even cared, anymore, besides the corporate brotherhood scavenging for whatever scraps are left after our manufacturing sector was ravaged and replaced by a tsunami of cheap imports from Asia..but how ...

Things Are Good: Diversity is Good for the Economy

The benefits of having a diverse workplace and a diverse community are obvious, but it always helps if some researchers back up these common-sense positions with helpful facts and demonstrated success. For those who champion diversity initiatives you’ll be pleased to know that a diverse workforce can mean $630 more per year per employee in ...