Reefer Madness (Eric Schlosser)

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An unforgettable examination of America's black market and its unrelenting grip on society.

Eric Schlosser 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??―??this book 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.