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  •  Walmart tangentially pops up in this story as well (3+ / 0-)
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    rowanleigh, davelf2, tardis10

    Charles Pierce brings us the bad news:

    Grand Isle Shipyard Lawsuit - The Sociopathic Way We Do Business

    I guarantee you that, somewhere in a boardroom, people are slapping themselves high-fives for how profitable this inhumanity was. Somewhere, business consultants are congratulating themselves for devising such a clever strategy, and they are giving seminars on how to apply these principles to other businesses. Some day soon, it will be taught in our finest business schools to the sleek children of people who never will know the people on whom it is practiced. We are inculcating in our lives an acceptance of serfdom. We are investing in our economy a foundation of outright sociopathy. This seems like it should be a matter of some concern.
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    The employees were kept from leaving the crew quarters during their off hours through use of curfews, gates and security cameras, according to the memorandum. Other than for work, Mince said the workers were allowed to leave the crew area for only one hour on one day a week, to travel to a local Walmart. They were accompanied to and from the store by company employees, she said.
    I keep warning people that that Robespierre fella had followers for a reason.

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