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    What drug lords learned from big business.

    How does a budding cartel boss succeed (and survive) in the $300 billion illegal drug business? By learning from the best, of course. From creating brand value to fine-tuning customer service, the folks running cartels have been attentive students of the strategy and tactics used by corporations such as Walmart, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola.

    And what can government learn to combat this scourge? By analyzing the cartels as companies, law enforcers might better understand how they work - and stop throwing away $100 billion a year in a futile effort to win the "war" against this global, highly organized business.

    Your intrepid guide to the most exotic and brutal industry on earth is Tom Wainwright. Picking his way through Andean cocaine fields, Central American prisons, Colorado pot shops, and the online drug dens of the Dark Web, Wainwright provides a fresh, innovative look into the drug trade and its 250 million customers.

    The cast of characters includes "Bin Laden", the Bolivian coca guide; "Old Lin", the Salvadoran gang leader; "Starboy", the millionaire New Zealand pill maker; and a cozy Mexican grandmother who cooks blueberry pancakes while plotting murder. Along with presidents, cops, and teenage hit men, they explain such matters as the business purpose for head-to-toe tattoos, how gangs decide whether to compete or collude, and why cartels care a surprising amount about corporate social responsibility.

    More than just an investigation of how drug cartels do business, Narconomics is also a blueprint for how to defeat them.

    ©2016 Tom Wainwright (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    • A reader
    • 11/04/2016

    Worthy book in the "economics explains X" genre

    Since Freakonomics, there have been a lot of books that use economics to explain aspects of history or society, but Narconomics is one of the best of this genre. It examines drug cartels as if they were regular companies, and looks at how they deal with issues like hiring, distribution, and marketing (who would have thought of tattoos as an employee retention strategy?). Not only is the result engaging, but it also provides one of the most illuminating discussions of drug policy I have read.

    I should mention that I am not particularly interested in the topic of drugs and drug dealers (I think I am the only person who has never seen either the Wire or Breaking Bad), but Wainwright made the subject deeply engaging, not just with breezy writing, but also by traveling to the locations and offering compelling interviews and reporting. I am, however, trained in economics, and I know a number of the scholars and papers he cites. Here Wainwright deserves a lot of credit for interpreting this material accurately and with remarkable clarity. Thus, even if you aren't interested in drugs, but just interested in economics and society in general, I think this is a great listen.

    If this book has a downside, it is mostly that it is a little disjointed. It is loosely organized around topics like human resource, production, and distribution, but there isn't really a narrative to pull everything together. Still, I found myself listening for long stretches and found a lot of compelling concepts and arguments that were new to me. Wainwright is also very clear-eyed about the topic, dealing even evenhandedly with hot-button issues such as legalization and US policy in Latin America.

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    • Jolene
    • 23/04/2016

    Great book

    Wonderfully thought out and made easy to understand. This is a topic touching so many people. The timing is impeccable. The economic portion was made simple enough for anyone to understand. I do not agree with the portion that knowledge of how the drug trade effects Central and South America will change the behavior of Americans and Europeans. I do however believe that regulation and taxation can lead to a windfall in the public sector just in time to save some of our failing infrastructure.

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    • CHET YARBROUGH
    • 18/05/2016

    NARCONOMICS

    “Narconomics” is about the business of illegal drugs. Tom Wainwright notes drug cartels are modern businesses that benefit one-percenters while liberally rewarding middle class managers with money, power, and prestige. However, these one-percenters brutally terrorize employees and kill their customers. These business moguls systematically bribe and brutalize the public.

    The manufacture and sale of illegal drugs is a growth industry, diversifying its practices and products while becoming global enterprises. An irony of Wainwright’s story is the ugliness and economic success of an illegal business is abetted by governments that support the war on drugs. The substance of Wainwright’s book is that cartels are run with many of the fundamental principles (aside from terror and murder) that make international companies like Wal-Mart richly successful.

    Wainwright offers a compelling argument for attacking drug cartels by removing the source of their profits. The source of profits is the consuming public; not the illegal drug manufacturers and distributors. The illegal drug manufacturers and distributors are just the cost of doing business; not the source of profit.

    Wainwright notes that drug cartels have already diversified; i.e. they are human traffickers, and extortion consortiums. The glimmer of hope is that human trafficking and extortion do not pander to the human desire for escape offered by drugs. Government agencies and the general public are equally repulsed by human trafficking, murder, and extortion. Governments and the general public are more likely to cooperate in eradicating that type of criminal activity; less so with drug addiction.

    Decriminalize drug use, cure the public of its need for drugs or at least treat the addicted, and drug cartels have no motive to be in the business. There is no simple or cheap alternative to “the war on drugs” but there is a history that shows war on manufacturers and distributors of illegal drugs does not work. As long as the consumer wants the product, manufacturers and distributors will figure out how to supply the demand. Consumer demand is the driver behind the wheel of “Narconomics”. Treat the drug addicted, decriminalize and govern the use of drugs, and educate the public on the consequence of drug use. These actions, like the ban on smoking in public areas, will not end addiction but it will change the drug cartel industry into a criminal enterprise that most will recognize and despise.

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    • J. Jorgenson
    • 05/05/2016

    Fantastic and challenging read

    Tom Wainwright has penned an outstanding book looking at drugs as business. What he finds challenges many of our deepest held assumptions on how to tackle drugs policy. It's a great book that everyone, especially policymakers, should read.

    As for the narration, Brian Hutchison does an excellent job, although it is odd to hear Briticisms in an American accent.

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    • Eventus
    • 08/06/2016

    Very interesting information and well researched.

    Very interesting book, although i don't think it was the authors' intent but it makes a strong case for legalization of all narcotics, in my opinion. Although it does lean more toward pro government action, in my view after reading the book I get the feeling governments are essentially useless and powerless to stop the industry. If they can't even keep it out of prisons, facilities which are completely dominated by government, there is no way governments can even slow it down in the rest of the economy. This is proven by the growing usage statistics from around the world. Instead the only real solution is education and rehab. Book does a great job exploring the industry. learned a lot

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    • Ian David Provencher
    • 09/05/2016

    Extremely interesting

    Very interesting. A very progressive way of looking at the economy of drugs. A lot of logical wisdom packed in here.

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    • Felipe Alves
    • 15/12/2016

    Great book, miscast narrator

    The book is excellent, it explains very clearly how the narcotics business works and which are its weak points. The narrator does a good job, but is sadly miscast: the american accent would not be a problem if the author did not mention he is British so often, and some foreign words were so mispronounced as to be unrecognizeable.

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    • funkyman33
    • 06/12/2016

    An insightful look into the business of cartels

    This was a great book. It provided amazing insight into the drug trade, how it functions, and the problem with our current "War on Drugs". The only major weakness was a minimization of the opioid epidemic currently happening in North America. While opioids were mentioned, they were reduced to a doctor-created problem and the author didn't go into much detail regarding the current steep rise in addiction. This can be excused by the fact that the book was published before the epidemic became widely known. I would highly recommend this book!

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    • Matt
    • 18/04/2016

    Awesome book

    If you like Freakonomics or Gladwell, you'll love this book. I wish Tom Wainwright had written another book--I'd be buying it right now.

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    • Barbara Voss
    • 25/01/2017

    Poor narration

    The subject matter was ok, not a lot of new info. You but the narrator's inability to pronounce basic Spanish words was really irritating. He has a pleasant voice and pace but is a bad pick for a book about Latin America.

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    • Philipp
    • 16/01/2019

    Sehr gutes Hörbuch!

    Eines der besten Bücher/Hörbücher im audible Katalog. Sehr interessant geschrieben, abwechslungsreich und verständlich und mit einer gewissen Prise Humor. Tom Wainwright schafft es wie kaum ein anderer die Welt der organisierten Kriminalität zu beschreiben und nachvollziehbar darzustellen.
    Der Sprecher/Leser ist überragend. Klare Empfehlung für alle mit Interesse an Wirtschaft und Weltgeschehen,

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    • S. Meier
    • 23/10/2016

    Absolut hörenswert

    Das Buch beleuchtet alle Seiten des Drogenhandels und zeigt klar, warum der "Krieg gegen die Drogen" scheitern muss und faktisch gescheitert ist. Die (für einige unangenehme) Wahrheit ist, dass nur eine Legalisierung wirklich Veränderung bringen kann.

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    • P K
    • 07/09/2019

    Instructive!

    I re learned a lot of economic principles from this book. And was also amused and shocked.

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    • iddqd
    • 31/01/2019

    Starts good, but gets boring.

    The book starts out interestingly, but after a few hours goes into prison system, corruption, journalism etc. Due to the funny name of the book, I had different expectations about the content.

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    • 06/01/2019

    Am Anfang stark...

    ... hinten mit einigen Längen. Dennoch: der ökonomische Ansatz ist interessant; angereichert mit „Frontberichten“ funktioniert das gut.

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    • F.B.
    • 14/09/2017

    5 stars

    An absolutely brilliant analysis of the drug industry and the economic mechanisms behind it. Enjoy!

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    • gunnarhemmann
    • 26/11/2016

    interesting facts, entertaining content

    Tom Wainwright takes the phenomenon of drug cartels (as well as other organized crime) from the economic view and gives astonishing insight and facts, presented in entertaining manner. Worth more than a one-time read/listening. Thanks.