Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market
6 journalers for this copy...
So far so good- I'm already half way through it.
This book is great! It gives an interesting perspective of the black market and its far-reaching impact on society- particularly, marijuana, porn and illegal immigrant labor.
1. MrMustard - UK - (international)
2. okyrhoe - Greece - (international)
3. outofreach - Australia - (Aussie preferred)<------- Book is Here
4. Jozebedee - UK -
5. ninkasi - USA - (international)
6. supertalya - Korea (APO) -
7. Withoutwings - USA - (US preferred)
8. Queniene - USA - (US only)
9. top-tappser - USA - (US/Canada only)
10. back to literarylover - USA
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This will be on its way to okyrhoe just as soon as I can get it packaged up and to a Post Office.
Interesting and informative, but I was a bit disappointed at the lack of a unified conclusion connecting the three segments. Schlosser does try his best to document and substantiate the information of the black economy. However by sticking to the 'facts' we don't get any insight into the rationales and the motivations of the people involved in the illicit trade of drugs, pornography, and migrant laborers.
What I'd like to understand is why the large numbers of people involved in these dangerous & illegal practices still remain 'in the business' despite the exploitation &/or dangers involved, not to mention the diminishing rewards (since only a few at the top truly profit).
Also, I'm not convinced that greater 'freedom' and/or 'legalization' are viable solutions. The recent burgeoning phenomenon of forced prostitution (of foreign women illegally smuggled into the country) in countries where prostitution is already legal illustrates the complexity of the matter.
might take me a little while to read..
just a short update. it's already january and i'm finally reading this book now. sorry but summer and the yummy weather seems to keep me from reading..
will contact the next person in line once i'm done and update here, too..
okay this book is finally going to jozebedee in the uk.
thank you all for sharing and for your patience.
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On its way now to supertalya!
I learned a lot from it. I am not really into marijuana, but it is interesting to find out the history and criminalization of it. I am sending it on to Queenie as Withoutwings is a known staller and still has two of my books.
I haven't heard from anyone about this book. I have tried everyone down the line.
I am going to wild release it this weekend.