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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Adam Hartung
It's high drama and riveting politics these days as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation's most thoroughly red-state retailer, charges deep into blue-state territory in its efforts to expand beyond its comfortably established realm in rural America and suburbia by moving into the often hostile territory of inner cities.
"Given the small impact" a "living wage" increase to $12 an hour would have on prices, the company's intransigence in the face of political opposition "is a bit illogical," said Adam Hartung, a business strategist and contributor to Forbes magazine.
He said the living wage movement reflects the public's deep dissatisfaction with poverty-level wages and Wal-Mart is foolish to fight the trend.