In Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser writes about the dumbing down of the fast food industry.
Over time, the fast food giants figured out how to standardize the production line so completely that nothing was left to chance. Everything turned out exactly the same, which was the goal, but creativity and initiative were also taken out of the equation.
Belmont University is heading in the opposite direction. Officials there say they will give students the opportunity to run their own businesses next to the new Curb Center on Belmont Boulevard.