"…higher wages, which by the way I am all for, are not the only way to help poor people. You make more money one of two ways, “making more, or spending less.” Wal-Mart may not be willing in the short term to pay their workers more, but there sure can be a case made that they have succeeded in making poor people pay or spend less!  The trade off here between wages and lower prices mean that poor and working class people actually get to live like they are middle class, at a working class cost. That’s nothing to brush off.  Fair exchange is no robbery." John Hope Bryant from an open letter written to the so-called critics of Ambassador Andrew Young around his work with Wal Mart

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