Notable Quotable

April 26, 2007|By NEWHOUSE NEWS SERVICE

Why do you think you can go to a Chinese restaurant and get a huge dish of food for eight bucks? Do you think the Chinese have invented a cheaper way of raising chickens?"

- KEN GUEST, sociology professor at the City University of New York's Baruch College, who has studied the lives of Chinese restaurant workers; he says cheap, often exploited, immigrant labor is the secret ingredient behind the large portions and cheap prices at Chinese restaurants across the United States

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