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Business-Managed Democracy

“Business-managed democracies are those in which the political and cultural arrangements are managed in the interests of business”

Sharon Beder

Business-Managed Education

Junk Food in Schools

Some Statistics

US reference vending machineAll school districts sell commercial products, including soft drinks and snack or fast food.


Three in four high schools, every second middle school and almost one in three elementary schools sell sweets. Brand name foods are sold in school cafeterias.


Some schools have replaced their federally subsidised school lunch program with privatised food services from fast food giants Taco Bell, McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Subway.


Taco Bell is in 3000 school cafeterias and Pizza Hut is in 4500 school cafeterias.

reference burger and chips

Some schools have signed agreements with big brand names not to provide generic pizzas and burgers that might compete.

Canada reference Some high schools in British Columbia, Canada, also offer McDonald’s, KFC and Subway food outlets for school lunches.
UK reference Vending machines selling soft drinks, crisps and sweets can earn English schools the equivalent of two teachers’ salaries.

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