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Reefer madness [electronic resource] : Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market. Eric Schlosser.

Schlosser, Eric. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780547526751 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2004.

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Boston : Mariner Books, 2004. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1662 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Sociology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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