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The Business of Drugs 

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To understand the origins and true impact of the business of drugs, a former CIA analyst investigates the economics of six illicit substances.
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Amaryllis Fox ...  Self - Host 6 episodes, 2020
Yasmin Hurd Yasmin Hurd ...  Self - Director, Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai 6 episodes, 2020
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To understand the origins and true impact of the business of drugs, a former CIA analyst investigates the economics of six illicit substances.

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22 July 2020 | by mihkelm1See all my reviews

I expected more analysis and thoroughness from this show, but it recedes to well known talking points: poor farmers don't have a choice, large inequalities in source countries, all is driven by demand in US, efforts to curtail drug trafficking are pointless, criminalization doesn't consider therapeutic effects of drugs.

All of this is at partly true, but world is more complicated. Drugs impact is not only to bring joy to the customer and the traffickers are not all hapless people drawn to their trade by destiny and poor family circumstances. Drugs have a dark side the show misses. It only hints at them.


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14 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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Das Geschäft mit Drogen See more »

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