25 Documentaries That Will Make You a Better, Albeit More Irritating, Person

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)

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You don't have to worry about changing how you spend your hard-earned dollars, because you don't shop at Wal-Mart. You shop at Target.

Jokes aside, this doc engages with the ethical issues that apply not only to Wal-Mart, but to all of U.S. mega-retail. Union-busting, mom-and-pop-store-killing profiteers allow us to have so many things at such a low financial cost. Lowering the price of goods usually comes with a human cost though, both to the workers abroad manufacturing the goods and the folks selling them here.

Perhaps this film will stop you from shopping at Wal-Mart, but then you have to contend with the questions of where you're going to buy your mops and George Foreman Grills and feel good about it.

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