A few days ago, I ran across this article from The Washington Post on Wal-Mart's impact on labor and environmental standards in China. Then yesterday, I ran across this article from The Atlantic (HT Arts & Letters Daily) on how Wal-Mart is having an impact on organic and locally grown foods.
Given the way the retailer is so often vilified, I found these to be rather enlightening and refreshing. But that's just my opinion. Please share your thoughts about the articles.