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#266: A Former Crack Dealer On The Economics Of Dealing

April 12th, 2011

Episode 365 of 902 episodes

Lots of fancy economists write about the economics of illegal drugs. Here's a paper from a Harvard guy. Here's another co-authored by a couple Chicago guys. One thing missing from those papers: Actual drug dealers. So for today's podcast, we run some economic theory by Freeway Rick Ross (pictured), who was one of the biggest crack dealers in LA in the '80s and '90s.

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