Together, Apple and Walmart represent the intense separation of American life into blue and red, rich and poor, overpriced and undersold, hyperconnected and left behind. (China, of course, is the huge beneficiary: Apple’s factories and Walmart’s imports have become staples of the world’s second-largest economy.)
The Walmart Test: Payroll Taxes and the Social Contract - George Packer for the New Yorker on the two companies that define the decade since the mid 70’s.
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