Wal-Mart: High Cost Of Low Price

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Families struggle everyday to support themselves. Cheap food and goods are essential in almost every American’s life. The economy still isn’t very good so every dollar counts. There are plenty of stores and restaurants that offer cheap goods. One of those stores include the massive and ever growing, Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart’s can be seen all over America. In almost every town I go to, I see this great big store and it is always packed full of customers. Well, why do people shop at Wal-Mart? The answer is simple; Wal-Mart offers a low price on almost all of their goods. There is an ugly part of Wal-Mart’s success, being how it got to where it is. In the documentary, “Wal-Mart: High Cost of Low Price” that truth is finally revealed. The truth…show more content…
“Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price” did not avoid the appeal to emotion fallacy. In the film, employees at Wal-Mart are being interviewed and express sadness and grief. The film makes us feel sorry for them. These workers should have done something better with their lives. They should have went to college or gotten a better job to avoid this in the first place. Everybody knows you can’t support a family while working at Wal-Mart. You could also argue that that the film committed the fallacy appeal to popularity. Appeal to popularity is when a lot of people do something and other people think they should do it too. Some people might want to shop at Wal-Mart because they know how popular it is. The refutation to the second counterargument would be use of real emotion and popularity. First of all, these employees are struggling to support their families because they are trying to deal with the awful wages. I can’t even imagine how hard it would be, knowing that you cannot give you and your kids a happy life. The emotions would be really high and this is why the people in this film were crying. It even made me feel bad watching how hard it is for these people. The appeal to popularity can be refuted by the fact that America’s economy is bad and Wal-Mart’s low prices bring them into the

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