Book Discussion on Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor

Mr. Schlosser talked about his book Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market, published by Houghton… read more

Mr. Schlosser talked about his book Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market, published by Houghton Mifflin Co. 

The book reports on America’s underground economic activity, which, according to him, constitutes 9 to 10 percent of this country’s economy, millions of dollars that “cannot be accounted for.” The black market in the U.S. “is where economic activities remain off the books, where they are unrecorded, unreported, and in violation of the law.” The book focuses on three major black-market arenas: marijuana, the most widely used illegal drug in the U.S.; migrant workers in California, most of them illegal immigrants; and the pornography industry. It also examines their effect on all of society. close

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Book Discussion on Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor

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Jun 15, 2003
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