Airs Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 6 p.m. Walmart has long been a target for critics of corporate expansion, but does the company really deserve the scrutiny? Some say that the big-box retailer devastates small communities by pushing out locally-owned businesses, mistreats its workers through low pay and restrictive work hours, and forces American companies to use cheap foreign labor to produce goods at low cost. Others point to the fact that Walmart provides countless jobs to low-skilled American workers, sells affordable goods, has increasingly become a leader in sustainability, and attracts new consumers and businesses to its neighborhoods. Has Walmart been good for America? Our debaters are, for the motion: John Tierney, Contributing Editor for City Journal; Richard K. Vedder, Economist & Author of The Wal-Mart Revolution. Arguring against the motion Nelson Lichtenstein, Professor, at UC Santa Barbara & Author of The Retail Revolution; and Amy Traub Associate Director of Policy and Research for Demos.