In Reefer Madness the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation turns his exacting .. In Reefer Madness, investigative journalist Eric Schlosser exposes three of. 17 May Reefer Madness and Other Tales from the American Underworld by Eric Schlosser Allen Lane £, pppp Over the past decade or so. REEFER MADNESS: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market. Eric Schlosser, Author. Houghton Mifflin $23 (p) ISBN

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But while Schlosser does put forth forceful and unique market-based arguments, he isn’t the first to take aim at the nation’s drug laws and the puritanical hypocrisy that seeks to jail pornographers while permitting indentured servitude in California’s strawberry fields.

What has been forgotten, or ignored, is that the market rewards only efficiency. I think we will see wide scale legalization in the near future, which is what Schlosser asserts when he says that a group of powerful men will eventually come to the conclusion that they can most benefit from marijuana by regulating it and taxing it.

All that I would like to see is for the government to make it easier for these workers to get temporary status in the U. However this one was just mediocre. Incredibly well-researched, and a fascinating study of a man who started from nothing, from when “porn” barely existed up to the modern era when This book schlosseer divided into 3 parts, the common link being black market economics, politics and social implications of weed, farm labor and porn.

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The idea of Americans happily taking jobs which pay a small fraction of minimum wage is silly. Schlosser raises some interesting points that are well supported by fact. It msdness has to do with how well they play ball and how many names they can give.

Dec 04, Kevin rated it liked it. Feb 27, furious rated it liked it Recommends it for: It appears however that this book is about the black market and how the black market influences all of our lives. The section on pot is detailed, but still misses a lot. May 11, Dennis Littrell rated it it was amazing Shelves: Defendants who hope to avoid a lengthy He is married to Shauna Redford, daughter of Robert Redford, and has two children.

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Schlosser traces compelling parallels between underground and overground: Unfortunately, it is very difficult to access anything these days on the history of drugs and drug use since many of these documentaries are generally not made, or if they are, do not appear on the mainstream media unless of course its message is ‘Drugs are bad’. It is what it is: If employers wish to trade off lower labor costs for a significantly less stable workforce, I have absolutely no problem with it.

Don’t let the name fool you – this is no apologia for sitting around and toking up. Feb 02, Brandon T. Get your free lesson today! Porn and all that is not admittedly high – or even on – my list of general interests so perhaps this was simply the section that I found most informative.

All three industries show how the black market has burgeoned over the past three decades, as America’s reckless faith in the free market has combined with a deep-seated puritanism to create situations both preposterous and tragic.

Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market by Eric Schlosser

While some of the essays seem to hold great promise they aren’t developed enough and seem to be a little helter-skelter. But what would it do for the poorest Mexicans?

Still, in pages where these stories were absent, reading became unbearable, as if I was in high school again and b Like others who have read Fast Food Nation, I picked this up with great hope. Retrieved from ” https: You could write a book entirely about marijuana cultivation in the US, and many people have.

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Eric Schlosser has done some great research and has presented enough facts and data to make strong conclusions on these topics. His other books include Reefer Madness: Nate Nope, it discusses black market industries: He delves into the career or Ruben Schlowser, who was the leading figure in the porn industry for most of the twentieth century, finally brought down int he 90s by a tax evasion suit. Madnezs also draws compelling parallels between underground and overground: Jun 16, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: Every other human value madnwss in its way.

Aug 20, Mark rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Plenty of fun facts abound – the first American drug law outlined that every household was required to grow marijuana in my home colony! Basically there are lots of books that cover the topic of marijuana in the United States and the war on drugs.

Oct 28, Pantea rated it really liked it. In a way the war itself is scary because it has been suggested that if you are caught with even one joint you can mdaness classified as a dealer, locked up, and have all of your possessions confiscated, even before you have been convicted.