I recently read Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. It depicts corruption in the American meat packing industry in the 1900s. American meat packing in the 1900's was corrupted largely by capitalism without regulations.
The book caused quite the uproar and helped lead to the passing of the Pure Food and Drug Act along with the Meat Inspection Act. There was a very strong reaction to the book. Purchases in the states as well as foreign purchases of meat fell by about 50%.
Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, written a hundred years after The Jungle, shows things aren’t a whole lot different now. There are many similarities found in these two books. I hope regulations are upheld more than Schlosser’s book would have us believe.