Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market (Google eBook)
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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Review: Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black MarketUser Review - sologdin - Goodreads
not as engaging as Fast Food Nation, more a collection of essays on separate topics, united I suppose by the common implication that this is your capitalist system at work. Read full review
Review: Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black MarketUser Review - Liam - Goodreads
An insubstantial book of very specific american interest. The "notes" section is impressively thick and responsibly detailed, although perhaps a little too thick and detailed for such an ... Read full review
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