I was very proud of me for taking the hit and spending my lunch hour at Sam's Club instead of going to Wallyworld . I spend so much time at Sam's now. They pharmacy as me on speed dial! since I've been ill I'm there all the time It was for the best, I came home and discovered that Dogger was a day or so away from critical dog food shortage and I was out of carpet shampoo.
What I really want is for someone less evil to open a big box store. I want to be able to shop and not feel guilty about being part of a massive web of exploitation and cruelty.
We need a nice liberal entity to open a big box store! Like Ikea with Kraft Mac and Cheese and oven cleaner and plastic flowers! A Grocery store modeled after Ikea! Full of cheap, medium quality foods! It would cheap and clean and well lit and they would play The Indigo Girls over the PA. They would also sell wildly over priced organic, free range crap to make the rich people feel good about shopping there because they feel that the goods are expensive, they are not "cheap", because cheap is bad. If its affordable there must be something wrong with it. The store would have that all that silly crap, but it would be in its own section and you wouldn't have to buy it! You would have a choice! You can also get store brand ground chuck and Chinese apple pies and shampoo made of plastic too. You could use your own bag or not and that would be cool too.
I know how it would end. The new better store would be good to its employees, its vendors and the world at large and with all these people being so well taken care of the only person left to exploit would be me. Fair Trade seems fair to everyone except the guy pushing the grocery cart, the only guy they all agree can be screwed with impunity. Walmart makes slaves of us all.