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Fast Food Nation Vocabulary Set #1
Terms in this set (20)
completely free from dirt or contamination
found in the ordinary course of events
novel; having no earlier occurrence
an authorization to sell a company's goods or services
someone who follows established standards of conduct
lasting a very short time
a development that complicates a situation
someone who supplies provisions, especially food
of or relating to the characteristics of human populations
an organization created for business ventures
It looks like the backdrop of an old Hollywood western, just another gorgeous Rocky Mountain vista. And yet Cheyenne Mountain is hardly _______________.
The whole experience of buying fast food has become so routine, so thoroughly unexceptional and ____________, that it is now taken for granted, like brushing your teeth or stopping for a red light.
The centralized purchasing decisions of the large restaurant chains and their demand for standardized products have given a handful of corporations an _____________________ degree of power over the nation's food supply
Almost every facet of American life has now been ________________ or chained.
"We will make _______________ out of them in a hurry ... The organization cannot trust the individual; the individual must trust the organization."
These changes have made meatpacking — once a highly skilled, highly paid occupation — into the most dangerous job in the United States, performed by armies of poor,_____________immigrants whose injuries often go unrecorded and uncompensated.
Hundreds of millions of people buy fast food every day without giving it much thought, unaware of the subtle and not so subtle ______________ of their purchases.
They didn't care if you had a nice day, and yet were as deeply American in their own way as any _________________ of Speedee Service.
They perfected the art of selling things to children. And their success led many others to aim marketing efforts at kids, turning America's youngest consumers into a __________________ group that is now avidly studied, analyzed, and targeted by the world's largest corporations.
Despite a passionate opposition to socialism and to any government meddling with free _____________, Walt Disney relied on federal funds in the 1940s to keep his business afloat.
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