I saw this on KELO’s newscast and can’t find it online but found it interesting just the same.
A recent survey by Junior Achievement found that many young students thought that cheating in business to get ahead is ok. As a result JA decided to started a new program to try and change that perception among our future business leaders.
Of course a program of the magnitude that JA wanted wouldn’t be cheap so who do you think jumped in to help out? I would bet that you wouldn’t have guessed it was that bastion of fair play in business, Wal-Mart, whom made a nice donation to Junior Achievement for this program.
So now we have company that strong-arms their suppliers, tells their employees how to vote, and forces their competition out of business with brute force pricing tactics wanting to help instill fair business ideals into our young business people? Maybe they want them working for their competition so they will have a whole new generation to take advantage of…
You just can’t make this stuff up.
UPDATE 8:30pm: The story is now up on KELO.