Kleiman to note that this is "a rare instance in which protectionism actually worked. While I'm not for example a supporter of pot smoking or paying immigrant farm workers extremely low wages, I don't necessarily think that the way our government currently treats these situations is the best either.
Schlosser's appetite for particulars regularly up-ends received wisdom.
Add both to Cart Add both to List. This book is divided into 3 parts, the common link being black market economics, politics and social implications of weed, farm labor and porn. This is the case with marijuana; Schlosser covers our bizaare obsession with it, which far exceed the concern the facts would merit we have.
Portugal has banned the euro note for those reasons, and its acceptance in other foreign undergrounds is not yet certain. In other cases, the government is far too heavy-handed. They vary in focus and length.
Jan 27, Anna rated it it was amazing. Child labour in cocoa production Fair trade coffee Fast food criticism Food safety Genetically modified food controversies. The section on migrant farm workers is also very informative and eye opening. He started out maybe in one place and wound up in a very different place.
Feb 27, furious rated it liked it Recommends it for: masochists, supervillains, unshakable optimists.
Thumbs Up. Sort order. He confines his discussion to agricultural workers, leaving our all other categories of ill Well written, but overall badly done Chapter 1: Reefer Madness , Schlosser argues, based on usage, historical context, and consequences, for the decriminalization of marijuana.
The decriminalization of marijuana and other drugs has been a long time coming, and while we are still behind the times where I live in North Carolina , it is clear the attitude towards marijuana has shifted incredibly since the time this book was written, and I am optimistic that it will be nationally decriminalized and legalized soon.