Having read this gripping ebook during the COVID-19 pandemic that struck heavily immigrant labourers in meat processing plants throughout North America, then Upton Sinclair's social commentary is as valid today as it was a century ago. The trafficing of immigrant women into prostitution by deception continues to this day. The 'Lithuanian' immigrants in Sinclair's story could just as easily have their place taken by 'Mexican' or 'Central American' undocumented migrants of 2020. Have the 'Beef', 'Steel' and 'Railroad' Trusts of the early 1900s been superseded by the 'Social Media', 'Investment Bank' and 'Internet Search Engine' Trusts of the early 2000s?

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