Wal-Mart Documentary: Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
Major Persuasive/Argumentative Essay
In the documentary “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price,” the filmmakers present two perspectives regarding Wal-Mart. First, Wal-Mart executives claim that the retail chain provides stable jobs in a family friendly atmosphere while helping local communities and offering affordable products.
On the other hand, however, many economists, as well as communities, argue that the retail giant is hurting the economy by putting local shop keepers out of business by purchasing foreign-made products, and by exploiting overseas workers and store employees.
In a 3-4 page well-developed 5-Paragraph essay (Introduction, three body paragraphs, and conclusion), take a position on the question: “Is Wal-Mart Good for America?” and write a “persuasive” paper addressed to the public detailing how the company is either “good” or “bad” for America.
This essay must incorporate a minimum of “2-3” secondary “scholarly” sources, follow proper essay structure, and exhibit proper MLA format for formal essays including proper in-text citations, parenthetical notes, and a works cited page.
To review the Walmart documentary, please go to the following website:
www.topdocumentaryfilms.com and type in the title of the documentary: Walmart:The High Cost of Low Price