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  •  I like to use The Jungle as an example (0+ / 0-)

    of what happens when corporations get to determine how workers are treated.

    Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' reportedly made Teddy Roosevelt spew as he read it while eating dinner.

    The book literally changed the meatpacking industry. But the workers depicted suffered horrible injuries, disgusting and dangerous working conditions and terrible poverty.

    Can't happen now?
    Bullshit! You give them an inch and they turn into Walmart. If the Waltons gave up ONE MEASELY NICKEL of every dollar they make, their workers could have decent lives.

    They won't even turn loose of a nickel to benefit their workers.

    Now ask yourselves, if Walmart opened a meat-packing company, how much different would it be from the conditions described in The Jungle?

    THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. -- L. Ron Hubbard Technique 88

    by xenubarb on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 11:06:50 AM PDT

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