Rockefeller Medicine Men: Medicine and Capitalism in America - E. Richard Brown - Google Books
Pharmageddon - David Healy - Google Books
The Molecular Vision of Life: Caltech, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the ... - Lily E. Kay - Google Books
I won't be surprise if you ask me to take some passages out....
Sometimes - history needs a push.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
It's important to note a couple things however. Lots of jobs at McD's are so simple that machines can easily do the work because the work is not at all technical. If someone is easily replaced by a machine, it behooves the business to make the substitution because the truth is while business depends on employees it's always the goal to do as much work with as few of them as possible.
and it's rather incredible. The woman who runs it is the youngest female billionaire and their wages are awesome as well as their business model. It is privately owned so no franchising and even though they don't expand overly fast they do expand and the conditions are neat... they have to be located near one of their distribution centers because no store has a microwave or freezer. So it's rather fresh. I like the simplicity too as you stated. The store managers of these tiny joints are pushing $100k to $150k/year averaging about 14 years of experience there.
There are none around here but I was in Phoenix when they expanded there and people lost their minds over it.