Richard Vedder is director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University, and an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He has had visiting appointments at a number of other universities, including the University of Colorado, Claremont McKenna College, and Washington University in St. Louis, as well as the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. He has authored Going Broke by Degree: Why College Costs Too Much and The Wal-Mart Revolution: How Big-Box Stores Benefit Consumers, Workers, and the Economy. His hundreds of articles and reviews have appeared in numerous scholarly journals as well as such publications as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, National Review, Washington Post, and Investor’s Business Daily.
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The full text of The Wal-Mart Revolution: How Big Box Stores Benefit Consumers, Workers, and the Economy written by Richard Vedder and Wendell Cox and published by the American Enterprise Institute.
Richard Vedder discusses his book, The Wal-Mart Revolution, with National Review Online editor Kathryn Lopez.
Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton was the quintessential American success story, and, with the help of many associates and investors, the company he founded has arguably done more to help ordinary Americans, especially the poor and disadvantaged, than any other institution in our society.
Richard Vedder participates in a panel discussion on Walmart at the American Enterprise Institute.
But while their anticorporate message might resonate against certain corporate targets, Democratic politicians should think twice about viciously–and unfairly–tarnishing Wal-Mart simply to score political points with union leaders.
Richard K. Vedder and Ken Jacobs discuss Walmart’s role in America.