Maybe its my own pessimism, but the recent reports about Walmart’s plan to clean up its act have left me feeling like I’m reading a story from the Onion instead of the Times. After seeing the anti-Walmart film, “The High Cost of Low Price,” my feelings for the ginormous chain are anything but warm and fuzzy. BUT, in the brilliant words of columnist Mark Morford,
Sometimes you just have to allow that something grand and good and healthy might actually be born from the bowels of the dank and ravenous megacorporate world, like flowers from a dung heap, like vodka from old potatoes, even if it comes right alongside the nastiest, most abusive federal environmental policy you will see in your lifetime.
I guess we’ll all just have to wait and see.