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more prison inmates than full-time farmers: Today there are fewer than 1 million full-time farmers in the United States. And there are
about 1.3 million people in the nation’s prisons. For the number of full-time farmers, see “Appendix Table 21 — Characteristics of
Farms and Their Operators, by Farm Typology Group, 1996,” Rural Conditions and Trends, USDA Economic Research Service, February
1999. For the number of prison inmates, see “Nation’s Prison and Jail Population Reaches 1,860,520,” press release, Bureau of Justice
Statistics, April 19, 2000.
9 “the irrationality of rationality”: See Ritzer, The McDonaldization of America, pp. 121–42. 1. The Founding Fathers
I spent an afternoon with Carl Karcher at his Anaheim office. My account of his life is largely based on that interview and on a pair of
corporate histories: B. Carolyn Knight, Making It Happen: The Story of Carl Karcher Enterprises (Anaheim, Calif.: Carl Karcher Enterprises,
1981); and Carl Karcher with B. Carolyn Knight, Never Stop Dreaming: 50 Years of Making It Happ...
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