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100

Name one of the three industries that lobbied to have more roads built in favor of more public transportation

auto, tire, oil

100

True or False--Fast food companies typically support raises in the minimum wage

false

100

What is a low skill job

a job that does not require any education or extensive job training 

100

What determines the minimum wage?

the government 

100

The McDonald brother's copied which industry in their assembly line production?

car industry--Ford

200

How does the story of Carl Karcher embody the American dream?

He worked his way up from nothing to find extreme success

200

Why was Mike Cameron suspended from school for his behavior in the Coke campaign?

He wore a Pepsi shirt to an advertisement rally

200

Why do fast food companies market towards children?

children like the food, they can get to their parents to buy it as well, and they will become lifelong customers
200

what determines the living wage

the average cost of living 

200

Rerum Novarum, Quadragesimo Anno, and a number of other papal encyclicals all affirm that all wages should be sufficient enough for someone to....

support a family

300

What fast food chain did Carl Karcher found?

Carl's Jr

300

How do Kroc and the McDonald brothers business approach differ?

Kroc wanted to grow the business but the McDonald brothers wanted to stay where they were comfortable and successful

300

True or false: The minimum wage was not created to be a living wage

false

300

A truck driver is a low skill job. True or False

False--it is a midskill job. Requires more than a high school diploma but not a college degree

300

How is a food desert different than a food mirage

a food desert is where people don't live near grocery stores, but a food mirage is when they do, but cannot afford or get transportation to it

400

Carl Karcher was voted out of his company due to lots of debt and lawsuits. What other Pizza icon was also kicked out of his own company

Papa John

400

Why do fast food companies overwhelmingly employ teenagers compared to adults

they are cheap, they don't work full time, and they are easier to control

400

The single biggest determinant in a person's ability to escape poverty is...(think video)

access to public transportation

400

How did fast food industries make their jobs as low skill as possible

they got rid of items that were complicated to make, and they made each position in charge of one simple task

400

How is a professional job different than a high skill job

a professional job requires a very advanced degree like a doctorate, law degree, or medical degree

500

Why do companies employ a larger workforce for lesser than hours rather than having a smaller workforce employed for more hours?

Because they don't have to pay them full time wages or pay overtime

500

A. Pg. 83 states that in 1998, more fast food employees were murdered on the job than police officers. What do you think is misleading about this statistic?

there are more fast food workers than cops

500

How did Fast Food industries resist workers unionizing?

lie detector tests, firing workers, holding sessions without actually doing anything

500

Auto industries argued that more cars would be cheaper for the American public because it was a one-time purchase compared to repeat purchases of fares and road maintenance. Why is this not completely true?

They failed to take into account the cost of gas, car and road repairs

500

Why did Henry Ford institute his $5 a day minimum wage?

He wanted to reduce job turnover 

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