Auteur: Schlosser, Eric
Titel: Reefer Madness
Sub titel: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market
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 --Schlosser shows how the black market has burgeoned over the past several decades. He draws compelling parallels between underground and overground: how tycoons and gangsters rise and fall, how new technology shapes a market, howgovernment 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 America's shadow economyand the culture that casts that shadow.
2004, 336 pag., Euro 14,95
Penguin, London, ISBN 9780141010762
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