Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal Chapter 3 Summary

Eric Schlosser

Chapter 3 Summary

Behind the Counter

Since 1970, the population of Colorado Springs has more than doubled; as of this book’s writing, it is at nearly half a million. Since the early 1990s, it has “been one of the fastest-growing cities” in the country. Denver is four times larger, but Colorado Springs is bigger. It was once a quiet, quaint town—just like Anaheim, California. Also like Anaheim, Colorado Springs depended on military spending for its survival during World War II, including the building of several military bases and eventually the Air Force Academy. Along with these entities came the technology companies whose products were in demand by the military, and most of these came from California. The city...

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