During the time when Sinclair was writing this book he included how private own

During the time when sinclair was writing this book

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During the time when Sinclair was writing this book he included how private own meatpacking companies would have unhealthy and faulty habits of producing meats. He wrote about how companies were not always truthful about what they sold as fresh meat. “There would be meat stored in great piles in rooms; and the water from leaky roofs would drip over it, and thousands of rats would race about on it. It was too dark in these storage places to see well, but a man could run his hand over these piles of meat and sweep off handfuls of the dried dung of rats”. This meat was the same meat being packaged and sold to families all over America. Sinclair notified many people by including this information in his book. Often people died from disease and moldy meats. “Perhaps it was the smoked sausage he had eaten that morning--which may have been made out of some of the tubercular pork that was condemned as unfit for export. At any rate, an hour after eating it, the child had begun to cry with pain, and in another hour he was rolling about on the floor in convulsions” (p. 127-128). The kid that Sinclair was writing about died after eating some meat that was unhealthy and many others died because of the meats also. This persuaded many people to want a change to the way their meat was prepared. Also the faulty food had a bad effect on the economy. Another subject that Sinclair used to persuade people to the socialist side is how capitalism hurt the economy. The economy, while under capitalism, hurt many people, lots of them being immigrants. Many people were so poor that they had to live cramped in small houses with lots of people. “There would be an average of half a dozen boarders
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