Jungle Capitalists

Jungle Capitalists

Peter Chapman


during this strong and gripping booklet, Peter Chapman indicates how the pioneering instance of the importer United Fruit set the precedent for the institutionalized greed of today's multinational businesses. the tale has its resource in United Fruit's nineteenth Century beginnings within the jungles of Costa Rica. It strikes through the mass-marketing of the banana because the unique speedy nutrition, United Fruit's involvement in an invasion of Honduras, a bloodbath in columbia and a bloody coup in Guatemala, and the very public suicide on Park road of the company's chairman, Eli Black, within the Seventies. From its bullying company practices to its covert hyperlinks to the united states govt, United Fruit blazed the path of world capitalism throughout the twentieth Century. Chapman weaves a dramatic story of massive company, lies and gear to teach how one corporation pioneered the expansion of globalization.

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