Except that for most things you spend more when you buy at walmart because the quality is much lower.
And this is a problem because? Sometimes you want something cheap. Sometimes you don't. I buy the shows I go to the office at walmart for less than $20. Cheap pair of docker and polo shirt knock offs (or from Target) and voila, business casual for an industry (software) that doesn't typically give a shit about what you wear.
Now, for running shoes, a nice pair of trekking sandals, or for dress shoes to go with my business suites (when I have to be formal) I spent a lot more on that.
Additionally, some people cannot afford to buy anything but cheap and rely on walmart for bulk purchases or the dollar store. That shit you are spouting right there is kind of dogmatic, spouted from a position of privilege.
I never buy anything from walmart either because of this and because of how shitty they treat not only their employees.
Sure they are shitty in terms of pay, but 1) employees are not forced to work there or, say, McDonalds (disclosure, I worked at McDonalds 26 years ago), and 2) is it really solely's Walmart's fault?
We have a society where every fucking body exercises an "everyone for himself, I got mine, fuck you very much attitude." Everyone. Including SWJs.
We have no reasonable health care system separated from employment (be it single payer or government regulated.) Furthermore, we have no reasonable pension system either (no, social security ain't it.)
What's worse, people on the receiving end of inequality keep voting against their own interests either by action or inaction.
By action like those flyover country imbeciles who are now panicking after realizing their beloved ACA/Medicaid expansion benefits were one and the same as the hated Obamacare free shit handouts that (supposedly) inner city moochers were getting.
By inaction, like those many blue voters who were also dependent on government programs, who understood the threats posed by promises of mindless, absolutist "small government" government, but who could not fucking bother to go vote because they didn't like the major candidates.
So here we are, from bad to worse if you are poor. Of all the rich countries in the world, we are the ones were being poor is really fucking catastrophic.
Companies like Walmart simply operate in a culture and governance that represents people's attitudes. We are fucking complacent with the many problems that plague us, but we do nothing about it other than bitching about "evul corps".
Corporations do not have an obligation for social engineering. Government does (and ergo, by the people who vote or choose not to vote.)
This is the richest country of poor people the world has ever seen. By design, by the people. Them wounds are self-inflicted.
The whole "I ain't gonna buy from Walmart hurr durr", that's bullshit. It changes nothing (since the problem is not there), and it hurts employees who obviously rely on a store's ability to sell to make a paycheck.
Sure, delude yourself into thinking you are standing up to something by choosing not to buy at Walmart. That'll show them meanies.