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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Does the success of a black economy inevitably lead to its legitimisation or the echlosser of a legitimate economy necessitate its movement underground? Pornography so it can be regulated and the participants protected under labor laws.
Yet today Virginians can receive multi-year prison sentences for growing marijuana plants. Madnese are three subjects that nobody wants to talk about. 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. Jan 27, Anna rated it it was amazing.
REEFER MADNESS: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market
The “American Way of Life” is in the midst of a malevolent change for the worse for most American citizens. Not because he broke any ethical laws over the materials themselves, but because he skimmed millions off the top and was sent to jail for it. Schlosser feels that few laws albeit strictly enforced ones and government regulation of certain areas like madnezs and worker’s rights are necessary to produce the kind of equal and fair economy and country that most people espouse.
The emergence of the prerecorded sex industry is interesting in many ways – the initial viability of VHS and, later, the Internet can be almost fully credited to the Republican-majority led skin flicks industry.
From obesity to the ‘malling of the landscape’, from agricultural exploitation to corporate imperialism, fast food was the easily digestible culprit. This is a fine piece of work by Schlosser and everyone involved in the project, and an engrossing read.
Nov 12, Ellen rated it it was ok Recommends it for: He makes a solid if somewhat dry case for these points, backed up by considerable evidence.
In a way, it feels as if marijuana did not exist prior to the sixties, and that modern drugs, such as meth-amphetamine, did not exist until the late 90s which is not true because allegedly Hitler used it during World War II and also apparently fed it to his troops. 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.
In early 21st century America, there’s no easy way to support anything remotely resembling illegal drugs without making a lot of enemies. It’s clear throughout that he isn’t making any of this stuff up. Sociologists, Those interested in American culture.
Agony Column Review Archive. He’s got oodles of references at erix back of the book, but you can’t really link them to statements in the body.
Other editions – View all Reefer madness: Murder gets you 11 years and 4 months on average whereas some states mandate life for certain quantities of weed involved! It’s amazing that there are so many hundreds of life sentences based on non-violent marijuana offenders.
Preview — Reefer Madness by Madnese Schlosser.
Lists with This Book. Schlosser’s subject matter may trend towards the pop world, but his cross of investigative journalism and postmodernist sociology is both fresh and informative. An Empire Of The Obscene: Overall it was a really good ‘listen’ although not as good as the author’s class ‘Fast Food Nation.
It is what it is: The narrative, if nothing else, is an interesting read.
Observer review: Reefer Madness by Eric Schlosser | From the Observer | The Guardian
I also fail to see how Schlosser can rightly attack the U. When much is wrong, much needs to be hidden. The essays have markedly different style and tone, making a comprehensive review challenging. The rsefer essay is the most effective and Reefer Madness is not so much a collective novel as much schlosesr it is a collection of three essays with a unifying theme.
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