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

Host: John C.

Date: January 20, 2011

An interesting read that generated a good discussion about the three biggest black markets (estimated by Schlosser to be 10% of US GDP): marijuana, migrant labor and pornography. The book is organized in three sections:

1. Reefer Madness: examine the decriminalization of marijuana

2. Strawberry Fields: exploitation of migrant labor in California

3. Empire of the Obscene:  distribution of pornography pioneered by Reuben Sturman.

 

 

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