Since we recently discussed the evil things done by the United Fruit Company, here’s an article that talks about its positive impact. There isn’t much contradiction. It’s a typical behavior of companies in the solid stage of capitalism. Healthy, reasonably educated, stable workers with families are crucial to companies, and companies make sure they exist in the required numbers. Then, the fluid stage comes, and companies ditch the workers who end up lumpenizing (and developing an opioid addiction in some places).