Peter Suderman, senior editor at Reason magazine, appeared on MSNBC this morning to discuss Black Friday’s failed walkout of Walmart employees. He followed up his hit on “Up with Chris Hayes” with a series of tweets that demolish the Left’s argument that increasing Walmart workers’ wages would be a boon to low-income employees.
In fact, Walmart’s business practices benefit the poor by increasing access to affordable goods and the jobs needed to afford those goods. Suderman’s explanation is an absolute must-read.
Of course, as Slate’s Matt Yglesias demonstrates, the Left’s anti-Walmart crusade isn’t really about helping low-income workers. It’s all about class warfare and eating the rich.
There are plenty of valid reasons to criticize Walmart, but the Left’s not interested in those.