Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market (Livre numérique Google)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1 avr. 2004 - 320 pages
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America’s black market is much larger than we realize, and it affects us all deeply, whether or not we smoke pot, rent a risqué video, or pay our kids’ nannies in cash. In Reefer Madness the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation turns his exacting eye on the underbelly of the American marketplace and its far-reaching influence on our society. Exposing three American mainstays — pot, porn, and illegal immigrants — Eric Schlosser shows how the black market has burgeoned over the past several decades. He also draws compelling parallels between underground and overground: how tycoons and gangsters rise and fall, how new techonology shapes a market, how government intervention can reinvigorate black markets as well as mainstream ones, and how big business learns — and profits — from the underground.
Reefer Madness is a powerful investigation that illuminates the shadow economy and the culture that casts that shadow.
  

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Great read, great insight into the labor market. - Goodreads
I found it hard to read. - Goodreads
It was well researched and well written. - Goodreads
Schlosser is a great writer. - Goodreads
Well researched...frightening information. - Goodreads
Schlosser's research is so good and informative. - Goodreads

Review: Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Avis d'utilisateur  - Bookwombat - Goodreads

I agree that this book falls short of "Fast Food Nation", but it is a decent read nonetheless. The three essays on marijuana, illegal migrant workers in California's strawberry fields, and pornography ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market

Avis d'utilisateur  - Scott - Goodreads

Liked it, didn't love it. Interesting statistics interspersed with interesting stories but a little heavy-handed (I happen to agree with some of his conclusions but I didn't like being told that "we ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

1 Reefer Madness
11
2 In the Strawberry Fields
75
3 An Empire of the Obscene
109
Out of the Underground
211
More Madness
223
Notes
241
Bibliography
303
Acknowledgments
313
Index
315
About the Author
338
Back Cover
339
Spine
340
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Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the Atlantic. His work has als

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