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

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

By:  Eric Schlosser

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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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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618446704

  • ISBN-10: 0618446702

  • Pages: 352

  • Price: $15.95

  • Publication Date: 04/01/2004

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 9-12

Eric Schlosser
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Eric Schlosser

Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the Atlantic. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, the Nation, and The New Yorker. He has received a National Magazine Award and a Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for reporting. In 1998 Schlosser wrote an investigative piece on the fast food industry for Rolling Stone. What began as a two-part article for the magazine turned into the New York Times bestseller Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. His other books include Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market and Chew on This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food, a children’s book he cowrote with Charles Wilson.
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Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618446704

  • ISBN-10: 0618446702

  • Pages: 352

  • Price: $15.95

  • Publication Date: 04/01/2004

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 9-12

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