http://www.epi.org/publication/ib235/ Key things to take away from the above dox, Wallmart killed 200,000 US jobs through exports, and wallmart MOVES 11% of the Chinese GDP. 11% of a countries GDP is no trifle amount. Wallmart has a heavy political control over the Chinese economy, What does this mean? It means that if anyone wants to apply pressure to the Chinese government, then all they have to do is organize a mass boycott of wallmart. If you wanted to apply pressure on North Korea, then you would have to apply pressure to their biggest benefactor, China. This is how powerful wallmart is. If you wanted to bring about a stricter response from Bejing over North Korean human rights abuses, then you would have to organize a SUCCESSFUL boycott of wallmart. This is not a proposal for an OP, its just something for everyone to think about. to give you guys an idea as to how big Globalization is, and how small actions here can affect the world.