Reefer Madness by Eric Schlosser – In Reefer Madness, the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation investigates America’s black market and its far-reaching. REEFER MADNESS: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market. Eric Schlosser, Author. Houghton Mifflin $23 (p) ISBN In Reefer Madness the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation turns his exacting .. In Reefer Madness, investigative journalist Eric Schlosser exposes three of.

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Defendants who hope to avoid a lengthy He makes the obvious point that the underground and legitimate markets are related – are usually separated, in fact, by little more than temporary moral fashions – but he stops short of defining that relationship.

Truth is stranger than fiction, and Schlosser is determined to uncover the truths about areas of American living and business that many people would rather not examine at all in fiction or otherwise. Then, fifteen years later, sponsored life-sentence marijuana legislation!

Nate Nope, it discusses black market industries: I read the ebook version of this, and my copy is littered with highlights and annotations. And in all cases, he advocates legalization to enable regulation.

That was fine as far as it went and I don’t know that I’ll ever reefe strawberries again. Kleiman to note that this is “a rare instance in which protectionism actually worked. Although this book may not score as high as Fast Food Nation did with readers, a city author tour and ads in the New York Times and Mother Jones will help sales.

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The only redeeming points about this book is the migrant labor section, especially during this immigration crisis the United States is enduring. This article about a sexuality -related book is a stub. Schlosser touches a little on the absurdity of the drug war, a subject that riles me up like few others do.

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The guy is clearly meant to be seen as a persecuted hero but I did not entirely buy it. Here the author is in command of his argument: The first, the title essay, is on teefer marijuana business in the United States with a concentration on the “killer weed’s” legal history, its economics and how it is msdness to Schlosser, Eric.

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He also draws compelling parallels between underground and overground: Sociologists, Those interested in American culture. In the case of the essay on Sturman, for instance, we get a riveting yarn about how a secretive businessman avoided paying taxes.

Jul 26, Michael Hildrum rated it eirc it. I didn’t realize the extent to which obscenity laws curtailed pornographic or erotic images, and how much they fueled censorship and the war against contraception.

Heavy on both the legal history and status quo, Schlosser’s peerless research shines, giving an unvarnished account of how schlosxer is grown, distributed, prosecuted, and proselytized. Published April 1st by Mariner Books first published It is instead a well-researched and highly informative trio of essays about those that exist in the underbelly of American culture.

The second essay, entitled “In the Strawberry Fields,” is about Mexican laborers in virtual peonage in California, the history of this phenomenon, its politics, its economic consequences, and the reality of today’s conditions in the field and across the border.

How in the name of Kurt Vonnegut are these folks related? Read by Eric Schlosser. Exposing three American mainstays — pot, porn, and illegal immigrants — Eric Schlosser shows how the black market has burgeoned over the past several decades. Want to Read saving…. Lists with This Book. And the section on pornography centres on a character, Reuben Sturman, who is now dead and whose reign as the US’s leading porn entrepreneur ended in the early Nineties.


Feb 27, furious rated it scchlosser it Recommends it for: Finally, due to the efforts of a zealous IRS criminal investigator, Sturman was taken down for tax fraud. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I do not argue that migrant workers live a tough life, but they know the downsides of this work and yet still choose to make the trek to perform it.

I do not believe that the government needs to engage in further protectionism to conceal American workers from foreign competition.

Reefer Madness is a powerful investigation that illuminates the shadow economy masness the culture that casts that shadow. The people picking strawberries are making good money in terms of Oaxacan peasants in the poorest area of Mexico.

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But keep up the good work, Schlosser. The book is a look at the three pillars of the underground economy of the United States, estimated by Schlosser to be ten percent of U.

The point being there is never an absence of food for thought. In the event, however, he prefers to concentrate his attention on the raw deal that such migrants often receive north of the border.

Anyone who thinks these illegals are taking American jobs have no idea what these jobs consist of. I usually have little sympathy for tax evaders, but I also get indignant at a government that tells me I’ll be irrevocably harmed if I’m able to watch naughty movies.

Finally, Schlosser compares America’s attitude toward the drug Viagra with its attitude toward marijuana.