Exploitation and The Fast-Food Industry
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The paper contends that in the fast food industry, the workers are exploited like slaves while those on top reap all the benefits. The paper goes on to discuss how classism is a growing trend in the United States, as the disparity between the upper class and lower class continues to grow, which furthers the domination of the upper class. The paper demonstrates how education levels are impacted by this class disparity, with students from poorer families less likely to attend university. The paper touches upon Aristotle's and John Locke's views on slavery and asserts that not only are fast food industries detrimental to the health of the nation, but they create class boundaries and their minimal wages are a form of slavery.
From the Paper:"There is a matrix of domination that has been maintained through the processes of hegemony in the fast food industry because of the inability of those who regulate the industry to step up and end repression. While new ways of thinking have allowed for us to eliminate different stages of repression over time, there will always be those aspects that are never fixed. This occurs in the fast food industry, as the workers are exploited, much like slaves, and those on top reap all the benefits of this corrupt system. Through the understanding of this oppression, they have come up with new methods of repressing the people, in order to further their own personal goals."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "Eating Habits in Children". British Heart Foundation. 26 April 2006. Viewed 13 May 2006.. http://www.heartstats.org/datapage.asp?id=926
- Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. New York: Harper Collins. 2002.
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