The Drug War: A Trillion Dollar Con Game

The Drug War: A Trillion Dollar Con Game

by Brian Saady

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998724539
Publisher: Prerogative Publishing
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Series: Rackets , #1
Pages: 338
Sales rank: 785,521
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Brian Saady is a politically-independent author who has a healthy dose of criticism for both major political parties. The pages of his books are filled with eye-opening revelations that are backed up with extensive, academic-style documentation. Although some of the subject matter is complex and controversial, his expert analysis is easily digestible and it provides the necessary balance to inform both casual readers and devoted academics.

Brian is a freelance writer whose work focuses on corruption, crony capitalism, human rights, and civil liberties, among other issues. He has been published by a diverse group of news outlets that spans the full political spectrum, i.e. Centrist, Liberal, Conservative, Libertarian, Progressive, etc. That list includes The Palm Beach Post, CounterPunch, The American Conservative, AntiWar.com, Leafly, The Mises Institute, High Times, Blacklisted News, among others. He is also a special contributor to Gambling 911.

Table of Contents

Introduction……………………………………………………........….…1

1. Prison Industrial Complex……………………………………..........6

2. The Criminalization of Drugs……………………………….........…29

3. Marriage of Drug Cartels and “Too Big To Fail” Banks….........….53

4. Corporate Sponsored Drug War……………………………...........68

5. The Economic Impact From Legal Marijuana………….........……84

6. Medical Marijuana and Marijuana Myths……………….........…..100

7. Lessons From the Prohibition of Alcohol and Harm Reduction…118

8. Hypocrisy……………………………………………………………..140

9. The Race Factor……………………………………………………..161

10. The Cold War 2.0……………………………………………………183

11. The War on Terror, Civil Liberties, and Democracy………………202

12. Government Protected Drug Trafficking Part I…………………….224

13. Government Protected Drug Trafficking Part II…………………...249

Names and Organizations…………………………………………….…269

References and Notes…………………………………………………...272

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