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Narconomics: How To Run a Drug Cartel

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by Tom Wainright

An economics manual for the Breaking Bad generation… a fascinating account. – The Times

One of the pithiest and most persuasive arguments for drug law reform I have ever read. – Misha Glenny, New York Times

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Narconomics: How To Run a Drug Cartel

Everything drug cartels do to survive and prosper they’ve learnt from big business – brand value and franchising from McDonald’s, supply chain management from Walmart, diversification from Coca-Cola. Whether it’s human resourcing, R&D, corporate social responsibility, off-shoring, problems with e-commerce or troublesome changes in legislation, the drug lords face the same strategic concerns companies like Ryanair or Apple. So when the drug cartels start to think like big business, the only way to understand them is using economics.

In Narconomics, Tom Wainwright meets everyone from coca farmers in secret Andean locations, deluded heads of state in presidential palaces, journalists with a price on their head, gang leaders who run their empires from dangerous prisons and teenage hitmen on city streets – all in search of the economic truth. An indispensible guide to how money roots itself to power.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 2.6 × 19.7 cm