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A Little Taste Of What Capitalism Is Like When It Has No Limits

The history of bananas coming from Central America is rife with stories like these, especially during a time when monopolies were standard and there really were no limits on what companies could get away with. The business was brutal.

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Note: "Company scrip" means they paid workers in fake money that was worth far less than real money. It was a frequent practice of monopolies and "company towns" back in the day.

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