Dennis Sewell

Learning From The Mob

Reefer Madness

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Allen Lane The Penguin Press 304pp £10.99 order from our bookshop

THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY reporter Eric Schlosser’s previous book, Fast Food Nation, was subtitled ‘The Dark Side of the All American Meal’. In Reefer Madness he goes underground to explore the dark side of America’s economy. His best estimate of the size of the illegal contribution to the United States’s GDP is $650 billion, more than three times what the Federal Government spends on Medicare.

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