Buy Nothing Day

It started for me Suze Orman’s advice for consumers with credit card debt to resist shopping today. Then I read about the Walmart employee strike and I started to focus on mega-corporation greed.

Did you know:
Walmart has 2.1 million global employees or 7 times the population of Iceland.
Walmart’s $405 billion revenue in 2009 made it the 23rd largest economy in the world.
Every human being on Earth makes an average of 1.1 purchases from Walmart every year.
Each week, nearly one-third of the entire US population visits a Walmart store.
From 2001 to 2006, Walmart single-handedly accounted for 11% of the growth in the US-China trade imbalance.
Walmart is the largest employer in America and the biggest in at least 25 states.
In 2000, Walmart was sued 4,851 times, or roughly every 2 hours.
In the largest class action lawsuit ever, Walmart was sued by 1.6 million of its employees charging sexual discrimination.
The wealthiest family in the world, the Waltons have given away 2% of their fortune to charity, compared to 48% for Bill Gates and 78% for Warren Buffet.
One new Walmart Supercenter increases the local area’s obesity rate by 2.4%.
The most popular destination typed into GPS devices is ‘Walmart’.

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