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  •  Get it (1+ / 0-)
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    through your head.  Statics and math do not matter here.  Someone died for cheap crap.  We do not give the death penalty for cheap crap.  It is a moral issue not a statics problem.

    •  It is indeed a moral issue, for the (0+ / 0-)

      actual killer(s). For the company, it is not a moral issue unless it is in some way their fault this happened. The fact that it periodically happens is not, by itself, a moral issue. It is the direct result of having a very large footprint.

      Walmart is so big you may as well think of it as a small country. If you learned that a few people have been murdered in a country, would you conclude that that country had an unusual problem with murder, or a moral issue amongst its leaders?

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        should be a moral issue for the principals even if it is not a legal issue for them.

        Check your 2nd argument.  The analogy does not fit the matter under discussion.  Wal-Mart is not a country.  Wal-Mart management is responsible for the actions of its workers.  Murders committed at Wal-Marts are matters for the local police.

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