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Is Wal-Mart good for America?

Author: Hedrick Smith; Rick Young; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); PBS Video.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, 2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines Wal-Mart's importation of Chinese goods into the United States. Discusses that while some economists credit Wal-Mart's focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living in the U.S.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hedrick Smith; Rick Young; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); PBS Video.
ISBN: 0793690536 9780793690534
OCLC Number: 57218022
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast on Nov. 16, 2004 as a segment of: Frontline.
Credits: Camera, David Smith, Mitchell Farkas ; editor, Carol Slatkin ; music, Eric Kaye.
Performer(s): Correspondent: Hedrick Smith.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions.
Contents: Wal-Mart's revolutionary power --
Muscling manufacturers --
The strategy: go low and go global --
China's view of Wal-Mart --
big partner --
Taking the hits.
Other Titles: Is Walmart good for America?
Frontline (Television program)
Responsibility: senior producer, Hedrick Smith ; written by Hedrick Smith & Rick Young ; produced and directed by Rick Young ; WGBH.

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Examines Wal-Mart's importation of Chinese goods into the United States. Discusses that while some economists credit Wal-Mart's focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living in the U.S.

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