• Economics
  • Published 2012

Drug Markets, Fringe Markets, and the Lessons of Hamsterdam

@inproceedings{McMillian2012DrugMF,
  title={Drug Markets, Fringe Markets, and the Lessons of Hamsterdam},
  author={Lance McMillian},
  year={2012}
}
The Wire is the greatest television series of all-time. Not only that, it is the most important. One of the most memorable story arcs from The Wire’s five seasons is the rise and fall of Hamsterdam – a quasi-legalized drug zone in West Baltimore. Stories are powerful teaching tools because they marry information and context. By seeing how the application of law affects characters we know and care about, we become more attune to the potential effects of legal decisions in the real world. The… CONTINUE READING

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