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The events that occur in Upton Sinclairs book The Jungle were same things that people in the early 20th century had to deal with everyday For example labor was exploited to the employers benefit Political corruption and prostitution were some main points in the book The most important idea the book supports socialism over capitalism as an economic and social structure These things are what they had to go through and will be further explained The labor force was exploited to the employers benefits The workers didnt have any set wages A very few days of practical experience in this land of high wages had been sufficient to make clear to them the cruel fact that it was also a land of high prices and that in it the poor man was almost as poor as in any other corner of the earth and so there vanished in a night all the wonderful dreams of wealth that had been haunting Jurgis What had made the discovery all the more painful was that they were spending at American prices money which they had earned at home rates of wages--and so were really being cheated by the world There were unsafe working conditions that the workers had to tolerate day after day the company had no care of The injury was not one that Durham and Company could be held responsible for and so that was all there was to it so far as the doctor was concerned Also was no job security the workers fear of being fired anytime of the day For example due to their overproduction in the summer the workers were forced to shut down in the winter making the workers unemployed when they need financial support the most Political corruption and prostitution were some things that went on in the story The politicians didnt care about anybody but themselves and the vote that they get Whose fault was it that at
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