Unpopular Opinion – Ep. 362 – McDonald’s Trump

Adam and Jeff welcome Kevin Anderson from the Bleak In Review podcast to talk about all the way McDonald’s and Donald Trump mirror each other on the world stage.

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Reference Links

McDonald’s Is the 2nd Largest Private Employer in the World

https://www.msn.com/en-in/money/photos/the-worlds-30-largest-employers-will-surprise-you/ss-BBKxFrN#image=27

They’re Both Owned By the People Who Invest In Them

https://money.cnn.com/quote/shareholders/shareholders.html?symb=MCD&subView=institutional

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mcdonalds-raises-quarterly-cash-dividend-by-8-300921963.html#:~:text=McDonald’s%20has%20raised%20its%20dividend,target%20of%20about%20%2425%20billion.

https://time.com/4433880/donald-trump-ties-to-russia/

At the End of the Day, They’re Both Just Landlords

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald%27s#Business_model

https://www.world-psi.org/sites/default/files/documents/research/en_golden-dodges-final.pdf

#MeToo

https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/9/18/17876024/mcdonalds-strikes-walkout-me-too

https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2020-08-26/mcdonalds-internal-investigation-extends-beyond-ousted-ceo

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52284054

Discriminatory Rental Practices

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/01/52-former-mcdonalds-franchisees-sue-chain-for-racial-discrimination.html

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/14/business/mcdonalds-china-coronavirus-sign-trnd/index.html

https://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-black-franchisees-earn-less-than-white-counterparts-2019-11

https://www.businessinsider.com/black-mcdonalds-franchisees-share-experiences-own-words-2019-12

Worker Exploitation

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/15/poverty-wages-exploited-workers-mcdonalds-protests

https://www.newsweek.com/fight-15-federal-minimum-wage-mcdonalds-1450033

https://www.salon.com/2014/02/20/mcdonalds_workers_horror_story_25_hour_shifts_and_zero_dollar_pay/

The Government Only Pretends to Hate Them 

https://qz.com/533505/how-the-us-government-helped-mcdonalds-climb-out-of-its-sales-rut/

They’re Bad For the Entire World (and Iran Especially Hates Them Both)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4521173/

https://www.businessinsider.com/countries-that-have-banned-mcdonalds-2018-1#iran-2

https://globalizationandhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12992-016-0230-4#Sec15

They Both Market Dangerous Products to Their Most Impressionable Followers

https://cspinet.org/news/cspi-sue-mcdonalds-if-it-continues-using-toys-market-junk-food-children-20100622

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mcdonalds-lawsuit/judge-tosses-happy-meal-lawsuit-against-mcdonalds-idUSBRE8331DX20120404 
https://www.houstonpersonalinjury.law/mcdonalds-is-in-trouble-again-for-injuries-caused-by-their-playgrounds-but-are-they-alone/#:~:text=This%20should%20come%20as%20no,the%20nation’s%20largest%20playground%20operator

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