In an era of weak government regulation, Wal Mart management may well have more power than any other entity to “legislate” key components of American social and industrial policy. The Arkansas based giant is well aware of this leverage, which is why it is spending millions of dollars on TV advertisements that tout how its stores revitalize communities, employ happy workers, and generate an outpouring of philanthropic good works.11Wal Mart and its defenders emphasize the extent to which the company and its emulators have been in the vanguard of a revolution that has squeezed billions of dollars out of a once bloated system of manufacture, transport, distribution, and sales, thus contributing decisively to a cheaper market basket for millions of hard pressed shoppers.12 But not everyone is convinced that this Wal Mart bargain is either beneficial or long for our world. Consumer goods manufacturing has been largely completed, yet the fate of the hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and the tens of millions of workers in Central America and East Asia is hardly settled.
Wearing different shades of the same colour together has the neat effect of making casual items feel smarter and more coherent. Think of it as a sartorial cheat day, if you like. “Dressing tone on tone is an easy way to give the appearance of sophistication,” says Keyte.
We live in a money oriented, outer directed society. Our focus is often so heavily on making more and acquiring more and investing more for our future, or for our children education, or retirement. In our race to accumulate more money and more things, often through outside sources, and find the financial security and freedom we long for, we often forget that we are sitting, literally, on the hottest stock we could ever possibly put money into..
Cristiano’s goal was spectacular. I can’t remember the last time he scored one like that, but it reminded me of the goal he scored for United against Pompey, maybe 2008 or 2009. Simply unstoppable. How to do it: Sit with your knees bent, feet flat on a mat, and hands on the ground. Lean your upper body back and lift your legs so your body forms a V. Stretch your arms forward, palms facing in.
I am sort of a simple guy at heart, so I love having only what I need. I have one running collection, however, that only seems to get bigger as the years go on. Sports cards. One of the first things my husband ever bought me when we were dating was a Carolina Hurricanes hockey jersey. I had just moved back to North Dakota from North Carolina where the Canes were on a tear and went on to win the Stanley Cup. I was proud to sport my new purchase which was bought for me during my first ever trip to Canada when my husband took me to Regina, Saskatchewan.