More than any chain, McDonald's is what you probably think of when you think of the word "behemoth." It's simply massive, and is most likely the only company that just about everybody on earth has heard of.
It is rare when the ruling class and its fawning admirers in the mainstream media speak openly about how they see the working class. Rich people are aware that we resent hearing them tell us how worthless they think we are.
Here are the top 10 examples of corporate welfare and welfare for the rich. There are actually thousands of tax breaks and subsidies for the rich and corporations provided by federal, state and local governments, but these 10 will give a taste.
In the 1960s, Marriott hotels were expanding and rapidly growing their restaurant business. But they didn't have a nationally recognized brand for these fast food units until a movie star cowboy agreed to rent his name.
The essence of free markets is competition and this applies equally to wages as to prices. In theory the system is fair, but in practice, a handful of major players set the wage level for smaller competitors as well.
The momentum is building for healthier restaurant menus, but not building fast enough. Unfortunately they follow the guidelines of the media, jumping on what the media hypes, and not nutrition specialists.