The Freakinomics of McDonald's vs Drugs
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09-07-2013, 10:31 AM
The Freakinomics of McDonald's vs Drugs
Freakonomics author Steven Levitt talks about the realities of being a gangbanger selling drugs. Levitt shows the bleak reality of this life.

There is a very strong parallel between organized crime and McDonalds, where local leaders of the gang were the place to make the money, similar to McDonald's franchise owners.

Some of the most eye opening truths revealed were a street level gang banger (foot soldiers) earned the equivalent of $3.50/hr working 16 hour days and had a death rate on a per person per year 14x higher than a soldier in a war zone and 3.5x higher than a prisoner on death row.

On average, you were better just to grab a spatula and work for McDonalds as a fry cook. You make more, the work is safe and there are better opportunities for advancement!


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