This chapter also gives an analysis concerning the transformation of a floor cleaner chemical to be used as a mouth wash. This took place through the influence of advertisements on market demand. This, therefore, shows the way the false information can be manipulated through the power of advertisements. The issue of bad breath was portrayed as a very big problem in order to promote the sales of the floor clearer for mouth washing. The truth can, therefore, be manipulated in order to make money or profits in the economy. The impact of the advertisement on the demand for commodities and services in the market helps in manipulation of conventional wisdom. This shows that the argument about the bad breath was in terms with the facts presented through advertisements.
This chapter also elaborates the impact of the provision of incentives by the media and the police departments on explanation of the increase in the rate of crime cases in the 1980s while, in reality, this was a completely wrong. The high number of police reports and incentives used in the Olympics of 1996 could not help in lowering the crime rate in the U.S. The reports and information presented by the media claimed that selling of cocaine is associated with a lot of money and wealth but the sellers of such drug are stilling living under the conditions where they use to live in order to cover up the issue.
The aspects relating to the organizational structure of the street gang of Black disciples was elaborated and analyzed in this chapter. The organizational structure of the Black Disciples street gang was arranged and designed like the rest of the businesses. The hierarchy in this is well elaborated showing the top management and those at the ground selling the drugs. The gang also consisted of the treasure that manage and ensure safety of the liquid assets of such a business. The foot soldiers at the ground selling the drugs also have hopes of rising to the top management of the sale of such illegal drugs (Hando, 16-18). The street gang is also characterized with sellers of such drugs but they are still waiting for payments. The drug business is, therefore, portrayed to assume the normal form of most legal businesses in the U.S.
The chapter also shows how the financial records of the street gang business got into the hands of a student of Chicago University. The inner member gave out the financial records to the graduate of Chicago University due to the fear of death arising from the backlash of the street gang.
The aspects of monopoly market structure were also elaborated using this Black Disciples drug business. This chapter shows how one of the branch leaders monopolized the market of the cocaine business within the territories of this gang. The branch leader was a business major, therefore, he was experienced in organizing and managing the crack cocaine trade.
The aspects relating to the nature of costs incurred in the drug business were clearly shown and analyzed in this chapter. The sales of the drug crack cocaine business operated by J.T was around $25000.The breakdown and classification of costs was done where the activities like weapons and mercenary fighters were termed as the variable costs in the formal business setting. The fixed components of the costs included payments to the top management, taxes and dues.
The aspects relating to promotion also applies in the drug dealing business. It is clearly shown in this chapter that even the foot soldiers in this business aspires to rise to the managerial positions. This, therefore, reflects the current form of motivation in the normal business operations where employees aspires to rise up in the various levels of the organization (Young, 24).
This chapter also shows that the incentives of from the drug dealing business are used both for the welfare of the owners of the business as well for promoting the growth of business in general through proper allocation of such profits and income from the drug business.
The chapter also shows the impact of crack cocaine business invention on the street gang business in the urban setting. This idea, therefore, played an important role in the creation of more and more money from this business.
This chapter tries to prove wrong the myth and misconception that there is a lot of wealth in the drug dealing business.it is clearly shown that only a few individuals benefit from the drug dealing business while the majority of the foot soldiers still wallow in poverty. The majority of the people in the selling of illegal drugs makes very little amount of money. This justifies the reasons why most of them still live at the homes of their moms. This is well elaborated by the pyramid nature of this business where the top managers and owners of business takes a huge portion of the profits from the business (Desroches, 12-14). The majority toiled in labor for such drug dealing business with the hope that they will soon rise to the higher ranks or positions in this business. The problems and nature of conditions that the drug peddlers face are clearly outlined in this chapter. The young people sacrificed their safety and wages in order grow and prosper in such drug dealing projects. The young people are motivated to participate in the drug dealing business irrespective of the risks and dangers associated with this illegal activity.
In conclusion, the aspects of drug dealing and motivation in this business re clearly elaborated in this chapter. The arguments of the author are reasonable and realistic because they show how most of the young people in the illegal drug business faces a lot of risks and extreme labor. The problems of low payments in this kind of business are well elaborated in this chapter. The exploitation of the young people with the hope of becoming rich is also well elaborated in this chapter.
Desroches, Frederick. "Research on Upper Level Drug Trafficking: A Review." Journal of Drug Issues (2007): n. pag. Print.
Hando, Geoffrey. "Book review: Freakonomics by Levitt Steven D. & Dubner,Stephen J." (2007): Print.
Young, Stewart M. "The U.S. Firearms Trafficking Statue's Failure to Curb Drug Violence in Mexico." (2012): Print.