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Unformatted text preview: permitted McDonald’s to raise the price of its Quarter Pounders, despite the
mandatory wage and price controls restricting other fast food chains. The size and the timing of Kroc’s political contribution sparked
Democratic accusations of influence peddling. Outraged by the charges, Kroc later called his critics “sons of bitches.” The uproar left him
wary of backing political candidates. Nevertheless, Kroc retained a soft spot for Calvin Coolidge, whose thoughts on hard work and selfreliance were prominently displayed at McDonald’s corporate headquarters. better living
DESPITE A PASSIONATE OPPOSITION to som and to any government meddling with free enterprise, Walt Disney relied on federal funds in the 1940s to keep his business afloat. The animators’ strike had left the Disney Studio in a precarious financial condition. Disney began to seek
government contracts — and those contracts were soon responsible for 90 percent of his studio’s output. During World War II, Walt Disney
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
- Spring '08