Blog: Waltons keep it in the family

Catherine Sleep | 17 March 2004

Five of the ten richest people on earth share the same surname, and guess what it is... Walton ring a bell? The Wal-Mart formula continues to emphasise the distribution of wealth rather than the concentration of it, but the family behind the biggest company on earth is clearly doing more than okay.

George Monbiot, a distinguished writer best known for his work on the environment and social equality, penned a thoughtful piece for yesterday’s Guardian about the impact of supermarkets over the past 20 years. If you fancy a read during your coffee break, click the hyperlink below. You may not learn much you didn’t already know, but as a comment piece, it’s excellent.

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