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The workers do not care and the factory bosses do everything they can to speed up the production of the meat. The invention of the conveyor belt increased production speed and efficiency while giving the control of the speed of production to the managers rather than the workers Fitzgerald Winter is the most dangerous season in Packingtown and even Jurgis, forced to work in an unheated slaughterhouse in which it is difficult to see, risks his life every day by simply going to work. He is arrested and, though he has political connections now, he cannot get out of jail because Connor was a friend of Scully's. Instead he had generated a public panic about food quality. Part of their neighborhood, Packingtown, is built upon a garbage dump, and that entire part of the city reeks of garbage and is filled with flies. He learns that Marija has become a prostitute to help support Teta Elzbieta and the children.

Often the factories will hire extra workers just to keep wages down. Those publishers who discarded the manuscript had underestimated not only the potential breadth of its appeal, but the political and journalistic context that made that breadth possible. Jurgis sprains his ankle and is forced to spend nearly three months in bed, unable to work.

He enters a "life of the mind" and learns as much as he can about this political and economic system.

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A speaker rises to tell the crowd to avoid complacency and to fight for the Socialist Party cause and that soon "Chicago will be ours! A friend helps him post bail and, now without any money again, Jurgis skips town. When Jurgis is released from prison, he finds that his family has been evicted from their house. The lower you were down on the corporate food chain, the less the industry cared about you, and that includes the consumer, that unwitting public being fed a product almost completely devoid of nutrition. In this day and age, consumers are often geographically separated from the production of their food and moral issues of food production can go unnoticed. The winters are very hard in Chicago, and often the snow is so deep that the family has a difficult time getting to work. The family sees an advertisement for a house to buy, and they decide that it will be worth their money to buy instead of throwing away their money on rent every month. When he is released, he has no money and survives on charity. After Sinclair has grasped the attention of the reader through the gruesome experiences of the Lithuanian family, he uses Jurgis as a medium to share his own strong beliefs about socialism Gupta 8. Jurgis makes good money from this scam and gets a job at the packing plant earning more money. He earns even more money but begins to drink heavily, gamble, and take part in fights.

The geographic connections of this network were so vast because of the concentration of the production in a singular location. Ona is now pregnant, and her job has become increasingly difficult for her.

One feels that what is at the bottom of his fierceness is not nearly so much desire to help the poor as hatred of the rich. The president wrote "radical action must be taken to do away with the efforts of arrogant and selfish greed on the part of the capitalist.

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When he went to shake the hands of his congregation at the end of the service, he noticed their grips were not as firm as they might have been. The pace they set here, it was one that called for every faculty of a man, from the instant the first steer fell to the sounding of the noon whistle.

During one bitter cold streak, Jurgis meets a drunken young man on the street. Today, most of the meat industry is controlled by a handful of companies that benefit from enormous economies of scale and rely on immigrant labor just like the stockyards of Chicago in the early 20th century Lowe Marija tells Jurgis that this is the only way that she could find to provide for herself and the remaining members of the family.

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