Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
The exemplar of evil business practices in the United States! Corporate Greed! Outsourcing! Mistreatment of Workers! Sexism! Cheap Socks that destroy America! Wal-Mart hurts America!
Wal-Mart is unfairly treated! Wal-Mart raises a community's standard of living! Wal-Mart offers competitive wages! Wal-Mart is America!
Last week Wal-Mart opened its Facebook group, The Roommate Style Match. Within hours, its wall was defaced by users criticizing everything, from its labor practices, to its environmental damage. Some demanded that Facebook remove the group. Others, like myself, asked that Wal-Mart disable the wall, as it was not being utilized favorably for the company. Wal-Mart should not have to pay to provide a forum for its critics.
Even then, however, the debate is not going to go away.
What should be done about Wal-Mart? Does it need regulation? To be partitioned? Who should clean up Wal-Mart? Does it need cleaning?
Is Wal-Mart just part of the larger problems with globalization and trade?