What others are saying:
"... Wal-Mart now aspires to be like the government, bursting through political logjams and offering big-picture solutions to intractable problems..."
"Wal-Mart is the greatest thing that ever happened to low-income Americans."
"Some economists give more credit to the company [Wal-Mart] than to Alan Greenspan for the low inflation of the past 20 years, given how greatly its low-cost model has rippled through the industry and the economy."
"Whether it's climate change, health care reform, or natural-resources depletion, we can't take on the world's challenges without Wal-Mart...at this point, we now believe that we can have a bigger impact by partnering with Wal-Mart than by shunning it."
"Supermarkets led by Wal-Mart's ASDA have set out plans to create thousands of jobs as the UK's food retailers show they are weathering the economic storm better than their non-food counterparts."
"When Wal-Mart comes to town, it makes other businesses better."