In the era following the Civil War, Industrialization had many leaders. These leaders achieved the great growth of the economy and industry of the United Sates, leading the United States to become the leading industrial power in the world. Many historians question how honest these men were with their actions, we critique them because of the way they distributed their fortunes. It is true; many of these industrial leaders did cause harm socially, creating barriers and many competitions nationwide. They are called “industrial statesmen” for the great economic power they helped America become.
Due to businesses like these integrating vertically big businesses were made easier to grow. By 1913, 14.7% was what the US produced units relative to the world in 1880 became 32%. Another point is the fact that through the work of Carnegie, steel has become a major product of the US, this increased the steel production thus providing lots of employment. This results in a massive growth in the economy . Due to big businesses like one of Carnegie’s, small companies which were less profitable were ruined, this resulted in the economy benefiting from monopolies.
From the time period of 1870 to 1900 the growth of big businesses in the United States had a major impact on the economy, politics, and the response of Americans of Americans to these changes. These businesses grew significantly in number, size, and influence and had an ever-lasting effect on Americans and their surrounding community. Industry and its new technologies have had an amazing impact on reducing the costs of the goods necessary to life, such as food prices, fuel and lighting prices, and the cost of living (Document A). The standard of living of most Americans should have increased, as more wages would be left over to spend on luxuries. Aware of the extra-money available to working families, the different pieces of a Big Business have acted in such a way to suck that extra-money from the poor families.
Fast Food Nation Rhetoric (Logos, Pathos, Ethos) The fast food industry is a big part of millions of Americans lives and everyone has had fast food before. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal is written by Eric Schlosser. Schlosser creates an argument of how the fast food industry influences everything and how they are big and bad. He uses 3 tenets of rhetoric: Logos, Pathos and Ethos. The first tenet is Logos.
Over time, the fast food industry has increasingly manipulated consumers and corrupted the stability of the nation, and although the convenience and affordability of fast food has made it widely popular, the disadvantages noticeably exceed the benefits. In Eric Schlosser's non-fiction novel, Fast Food Nation,
The author analyses many aspects of this industry, from the inhumane treatment of the cattle in their feedlots to the overworked and underpaid employees at fast food restaurants. I believe that the fast food industry has used its political influence as a way of circumventing issues of health and working conditions, while greatly increasing profits and expansion. Although part of the industry's functions is to sell their products, I think the consumers play a large role in their profits to keep these restaurants in business. During a brief period of time, the fast food industry has helped transform not only the American diet, but also our countryside, economy, workforce, and popular culture. One of the parts of the American culture that are affected by the fast food industry, the idea of raising our children comes to mind.
Over the last couple of years, the United States has, not only, become the most obese country in the world, but also has a large increase in health problems such as heart attacks, diabetes, high blood pressure, and strokes. Business executives of fast food restaurants do not consider the well being of their consumers because that same greed they have, doesn’t allow them to worry about them. In chapter two of the book, “Welcome to Fatland,” there is a focus on how executives came up with different ways to earn more profits and entice customers to buy their products. The best marketing strategy they have developed is “bigness.” Basically, this strategy consists of offering larger quantities to consumers. The cost to the company to produce bigger goods is only slightly different than producing the regular sized, and they could charge consumers a higher amount.
Introduction Oligopolies, although regulated, continue to grow in power and wealth due to common American misconceptions. Americans believe that, "when three or four firms pursue identical practices...the market is 'competitive' and everything is fine" (Wu). Americans are simply blinded by branding. Big companies such as Apple, Microsoft, and Ford are popular, known for their distinguishable brands, and display oligopolistic behavior by controlling a large portion of the market. In the meatpacking industry, the biggest companies, "ConAgra, IBP, Excel, and National Beef- slaughter about 84 percent of the nation's cattle" (Schlosser).
The way China’s political leaders reacted in Tiananmen Square shows its firm grip on its political policies. Evolving into East Asia’s hegemon and slowly rising to the world’s top grossing economy, China has built a stable and exponentially increasing economy. America’s hyper power days have been well over considering the 2007 recession, immense debt to China, and its yearly mandated increase of America’s debt ceiling. China’s capitalism is different to America’s in terms of its heavy reliance on state-owned enterprises and its quick investment on physical infrastructure. With several projections from acclaimed economists and other sources China is bid to become the World’s largest economy in the next century or
The situation is very ironic because the grocery stores with nutritious food advocates for fast food restaurants that are, in context, competing with their sales. Prices of fast food products appear cheaper than full home cooked meals. On average, costumers pay four dollars for a drink, a burger, and a side item. Additionally, fast food is fast. Each fast food corporation has special procedures to keep their paying costumers happy by giving them exactly what they asked for, fast food.