Economics for Dummies: The dark side of the Magic Kingdom

If you’ve ever wondered what life is like behind the scenes at Walt Disney World in Florida, here are some stories the company doesn’t want you to hear. Workers underpaid; health and safety concerns unaddressed; the same cast members who make visitors smile being forced to depend on charity and food stamps and second or third jobs in order to get by. If the flibbers had their way and all government welfare programs were killed, so too would Disneyworld be, because no one can afford to work there without some kind of social assistance. The shareholders may be smiling, but those whose work brings in those massive profits are ashamed to tears. It’s a long way from the stated goals of the late Walt Disney himself.

Video in two parts; click through at the end for part II.

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