Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel

Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel

by Tom Wainwright


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610397704
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 141,338
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Tom Wainwright formerly the Economist's reporter in Mexico City, where he covered Mexico, Central America and the United States border region, is now the magazine's Britain editor. He is a contributor to the Times, Guardian, and Literary Review.

Table of Contents

Introduction Cartel Incorporated 1

Chapter 1 Cocaine's Supply Chain: The Cockroach Effect and the 30,000 Percent Markup 9

Chapter 2 Competition vs. Collusion: Why Merger Is Sometimes Better Than Murder 29

Chapter 3 The People Problems of a Drug Cartel: When James Bond Meets Mr. Bean 53

Chapter 4 PR and the Mad Men of Sinaioa: Why Cartels Care About Corporate Social Responsibility 77

Chapter 5 Offshoring: The Perks of Doing Business on the Mosquito Coast 103

Chapter 8 The Promise and Perils of Franchising: How the Mob Has Borrowed from McDonald's 133

Chapter 7 Innovating Ahead of the Law: Research and Development in the "Legal Highs" Industry 149

Chapter 8 Ordering a Line Online: How Internet Shopping Has Improved Drug Dealers' Customer Service 167

Chapter 9 Diversifying into New Markets: From Drug Smuggling to People Smuggling 193

Chapter 10 Coming Full Circle: How Legalization Threatens the Drug Lords 215

Conclusion Why Economists Make the Best Police Officers 239

Acknowledgments 255

Notes 257

Index 267

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