Wall Street Journal

Tony Horwitz
Tony Horwitz explains how Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" hasn't fully changed the slaughter and packing industry.
A Marketing Giant Uses Its Sales Prowess to Profit on Poverty -- Thorn EMI's REntal Centers Push Sofas, Rings, VCRs tothe Poor at High Rates -- Repos and 'Couch Payments'
Alix M. Freedman
In 1993, Alix Freedman took out a rental contract from Rent-a-Center to learn how the system worked and also attended, without announcing herself, one of the company's closed sales meetings in Las Vegas -- until she was escorted out. She was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award in 1994 for the article.
"Louisiana Labor Camps Supply 'Warm Bodies' The Oil Business Needs; Laborers Often Earn Little Beyond Debt to a Camp; Life at a Halfway House; Some Citizens Defend System""
George Getschow
Part Two of George Getschow's "Dirty Work" series for the Wall Street Journal for which he lived and worked among oil industry day laborers. The series was a Pulitzer finalist in 1984.
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