||Team Wal-Mart (4:19) -- Wal-Mart: One-Stop Shopping (2:04) -- Wal-Mart: Efficiency Machine (2:14) -- Retail Power (3:12) -- Rubbermaid vs. Wal-Mart (4:52) -- Fall of Rubbermaid (2:23) -- Opening Price Point (2:49) -- Low End Retail Market (2:00) -- Wal-Mart's Trouble (2:01) -- Asian Production Facilities (2:37) -- China's New Industrial Life (2:36) -- Wal-Mart in China (1:31) -- Chinese Suppliers Learn from Wal-Mart (2:47) -- Wal-Mart and China: Joint Venture (1:51) -- America's Trade Deficit with China (2:57) -- China's Boom and America's Bust (3:27) -- Demise of Commercial Competition (2:32) -- Free Trade or Rigged System? (1:52) -- Lost Job Opportunities (2:01) -- Wal-Mart: Its Own Brand of Capitalism (2:05) -- Is Wal-Mart Good for America? (1:49) -- Credits & Sponsors: Is Wal-Mart Good for America? (1:48)
||This episode of Frontline offers two starkly contrasting images: one of empty storefronts in Circleville, Ohio; the other, a sea of high rises in the South China boomtown of Shenzhen. The connection between American job losses and soaring Chinese exports? Wal-Mart. For Wal-Mart, China has become the cheapest, most reliable production platform in the world, the source of up to 5 billion in annual imports that help the company deliver everyday low prices. Correspondent Hedrick Smith examines the growing controversy over the Wal-Mart way of doing business and asks whether a single retail giant has changed the American economy. While some say Walmart's low prices are good for Americans, others don't believe price cuts are worth job losses.
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|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 2005.|
||Frontline (Television program)
|Publisher number||44122 Films Media Group|