(Due to the (mini) flurry of opinion re a recent post on Bad people and the gap I have written another post on that subject called shrinking the gap; hopefully it may also elicit some comment.)
John Tierney wrote a creative column in the Oct. 17 edition of the New York Times about
1) the Nobel prize winning Grameen Bank of Mohammed Unus,
2) Walmart and
The bank has 'erased poverty' for millions of people, but Tierney theorizes that Sam Walton may have done more. (Walmart, as everyone knows, is in the absolute forefront of commercial globalization.)
"Most 'sweatshop jobs, even at $2/hr" lift workers out of the poverty level.
He compared the wage level of apparel workers in Honduras ($13/day) against the $2/day made by nearly half the population.
Most critics of Walmart feel that cheap prices are not worth the low income 'inflicted' on Walmart employees.
"But this argument makes moral sense only if" you're mainly concerned with protecting the American wage scale.
So which are you? a plain Christian or an "American Christian"-- in the old days they were called 'America Firsters'.
Everyone should be free to take a stand-- one way or the other.