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    Viewpoints: Teen Drug Abuse. Ed. Pamela Willwerth Aue. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2006. Gidwani, Pradeep P. "Television Viewing May Encourage Youth Smoking." At Issue: Teen Smoking. Ed. Hayley Mitchell Haugen. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation. New York: Perennial, 2001. Shookhoff, Carol and Metzl, Jordan D. "Playing Sports Benefits Children." At Issue: Child Athletes. Ed. Christine Watkins. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2007.

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    the trash can” –Kenny Dobbins. Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle and Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation: the Dark Side of the All-American Meal explore the exploitation of workers in the meatpacking industry. In The Jungle, Sinclair describes the various adversities that a workingman went through to survive in the early nineteen hundreds, through the life of a Lithuanian immigrant family living in Chicago. Likewise, Schlosser writes about the current challenges that workers of the meatpacking industry

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    written. In the prologue of In-N-Out Burger, the author Stacy Perman writes not about the hamburgers or the company, but mainly about the phenomena that the burgers caused. On the other hand, in the introduction of Fast Food Nation, the author Eric Schlosser splits it into two different parts, a story about Cheyenne Mountain Base and a quick overview of fast food industry. Throughout the prologue of In-N-Out Burger, Perman successfully gets the attention of the readers by describing the facts in detail

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    Women’s Health

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    In his book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Eric Schlosser explores the intense focus of advertising directed toward children, with gimmicks, Pokemon and Ronald McDonald, and the marketing of ever-larger quantities of food items to children, i.e., Supersize and Big Gulp. This emphasis of ever increasing quantities of high fat and sugary foods has resulted in juvenile obesity, early on-set diabetes, and premature puberty in young girls (Book Notes). Not only is this

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    succeeded in passing a proposition to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana as prescribed by doctors. The passing of Proposition 215 seemed to symbolize a promising trend toward knowledge of the substance. However, after reading an article by Eric Schlosser in the April issue of Atlantic Monthly, I have been shocked with the reality of what is occurring elsewhere. Many of us are aware of the idiocy of our legal system treating marijuana offenders worse than violent criminals. I doubt, however

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    The McDonaldization of Higher Education

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    “Small wonder our national spirit is husk empty. We have more information but less knowledge. More communication but less community. More goods but less goodwill. More of virtually everything save that which the human spirit requires. So distracted have we become sating this new need or that material appetite, we hardly noticed the departure of happiness” ― Randall Robinson I love Happy Meals. Opening the house-shaped box, getting my free toy; it’s one of the best things about being a kid. And

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    Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

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    The All-American meal takes more out of Americans to make then at first glance. Eric Schlosser’s book Fast Food Nation delves deep into the intricate workings of the fast food industry to expose mistreatment and cruelty towards workers in the business, just as Upton Sinclair had done in the early 1900’s regarding the meat packing industry. Schlosser is able to bring light to the darkness behind the All-American meal through extensive research and personal confrontations of which he has high regards

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    Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser

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    most shocking books of the generation is Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation. The novel includes two sections, "The American Way" and "Meat and Potatoes,” that aid him in describing the history and people who have helped shape up the basics of the “McWorld.” Fast Food Nation jumps into action at the beginning of the novel with a discussion of Carl N. Karcher and the McDonald’s brothers. He explores their roles as “Gods” of the fast-food industry. Schlosser then visits Colorado Springs and investigates

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    In the article “Kids Kustomers” by Eric Schlosser, Schlosser talks about the big idea of kids and advertisements. Ads for children have a great influence because they are everything to a child and eye catching. Schlosser has points that focus on how children get what they want when they see an ad or even a toy on the shelf. As he states the pester power or even just using one the seven kinds of naggings He also touches on the subject that when parents are occupied from their busy schedules they have

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    Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

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    Fast Food Nation Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser was overall an alarmingly convincing tale. Schlosser’s ability to subtly drop facts regarding the negative aspects of the fast food industry that so profoundly swayed the reader wa extremely effective. Schlosser did not come out and state his opinion bluntly at any time throughout the novel. Instead, he would incorporate the right facts here and there to persuade the reader to feel the same way about the fast food industry that he felt: negatively

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