India Opens, Then Shuts, Its Doors To Walmart
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  • ddh

    Prof. Mead,

    There’s no “z” in Bharatiya Janata Party, but I’m pretty sure you know that.

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    I keep hoping that India will take over from the Chinese as a more reliable low cost provider of labor, that speaks english (sort of), and is democratic. But they keep shooting themselves in the foot when they should be drinking the Chinese’s milk shake. American’s would love to buy from India rather than China, all it would take is an India willing to take their place.

  • Toni

    Yes, shelving this plan is a setback. But reading this, I thought, “This is how democracy works.” And thank God the world’s second most populous country is a democracy *not* trying to intimidate and dominate its neighbors.

  • Toni

    Jacksonian Libertarian, the situation is a little more complicated. In China, only one party need be bribed. In India, there are many. This is not a unique observation, but it’s true.

  • Seems a strong viewpoint and brave action to shut Walmart out of India…

  • Walmart is responsible for about 2% of US GDP. I wonder how many mom and pop stores went out of business in the US due to Walmart, KMart, Target etc.

  • Lawrence Oferlabia

    India would do well to keep the likes of Wal Mart out of its retail sector. A disaster of a company to the small town businesses here in the US.

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