The world’s illicit drug trade is worth around 500 billion dollars a year – and to understand how drug cartels work, you need to follow the money.
Tom Wainwright, author of The Economics of Drug Cartels, breaks down how these cartels function as businesses and why cocaine is $120,000 expensive per kilo.
Humans love drugs. Every culture throughout history has sought to alter their consciousness. Where does this desire originate? Why is it that some drugs are legal while others are illegal? Why is it that some drugs make governments declare war against them?
News on Drugs writer JS Rafaeli talks to fellow drug nerds to discuss their research to address some of the most pressing questions in the world of mind-altering drugs.
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