I have two reading suggestions for you today:
“Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson
I have but scratched the surface of this science fiction novel that has been recommended to me many times over. I am fast seeing this book as one that sits in the all-time-favorite pile for me, as well as just being a lot of fun.
“Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market” by Eric Schlosser
I have also only just begun to read this book but it is obviously a highly informative, if somewhat outdated (2003), observation of the American Black Market. This is the “unspoken” piece of the economy as a whole.
There are strange parallels between these two books that I am only just being to piece together.