Wal-Mart (WMT), McDonald's (MCD) and Starbucks (SBUX): Why do you pay your employees so little...

|About: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)|By:, SA News Editor

Wal-Mart (WMT), McDonald's (MCD) and Starbucks (SBUX): Why do you pay your employees so little that most of them are poor? Profit margins at many big U.S. firms are near all-time highs, so there's plenty of room to pay more, but they've made the short-sighted decision not to do so. Henry Blodget thinks if they spent half their profit on better wages, it would help the employees, the companies and the economy.