Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market (Paperback)
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Short Description for Reefer Madness The bestselling author of "Fast Food Nation" turns his exacting eye on the underbelly of the American marketplace and its far-reaching influence on society, exposing three American mainstays--pot, porn, and illegal immigrants.
- Published: 01 April 2004
- Format: Paperback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780618446704 ISBN 10: 0618446702
- Sales rank: 332,529
Full description for Reefer Madness
America's black market is much larger than we realize, and it affects us all deeply, whether or not we smoke pot, rent a risque 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.