I live in the central district in seattle and see crack being dealt on a daily basis about 15 guys hang outside of a local gas station at a bus stop, at a major intersection at certain times of the day, and are criminally blatant about it (ie visibly exchanging drugs for money, counting money. During the crack cocaine boom of the 1990s, the image of the millionaire crack dealer implanted itself on the public consciousness but anyone who spent time around the crips or bloods or any other crack-selling gang might have noticed something odd: a great many crack dealers still lived at home with their moms. There are, of course, various strains of dealers – the aspiring mc, the jovial runaway war criminal, the skunk seller in the bobble beanie who's definitely at least a decade younger than you. Why do crack dealers live with their mothers essay sample discussion: the discussion was a comparison between a gang and a business sudhir venkatesh is william b ransford’s professor of sociology and author of “american project” and “gang leader for a day.
The average dealer makes around $300 a day they generally will attempt to buy large and sell small this means making a profit off a markup generally there isnt enough of a markup to earn a living wage on top of overhead everyday the dealer will have to make up enough money to pay for more. In chapter 3 of freakonomics by levitt and dubner, an interesting idea is put to question, which is why drug dealers live with their moms the reason that this question is interesting is because of the stereotype that drug dealers make a lot of money, otherwise, why would you be a drug dealer. Summary this chapter asks the question, why do drug dealers still live with their moms it begins by explaining the phrase conventional wisdom, which economist john kenneth galbraith describes as information that reinforces a person's own interests and well-being. Freakonomics: chapter 3 - why do drug dealers still live with their moms the media also told the story of crack cocaine and how it was a powering industry and had a lot of money in it but the people selling the drug still lived in the projects where they started selling it explain how a “tournament” or “winner take all” labor.
Why do drug dealers still live with their moms the fact is, that, except for the top cats, they don’t make much money they had no choice but to live with their mothers for every big earner, there were hundreds more just scraping along the answer to why you’d ever be a crack dealer has to do with the topic of “incentives. It was my intention to interview several crack dealers and a few of their customers since i knew no crack dealers, i decided to try to find one or two, who might be persuaded, on condition of anonymity, to tell their story. Crack cocaine crack is the hard form of cocaine that develops when the drug is mixed with water and other solvents and then cooked into a hard, rock form the drug is still highly potent, very powerful and extremely addicting despite the chemical changes that take place when it is cooked. In a bitter irony, however, the growing number of drug dealers who went to prison established new contacts with their fellow inmates, including colombian drug dealers, so that when the drug dealers were released from prison, they returned to selling crack with greater sophistication. Chapter 3 why do drug dealers still live with their moms the chapter then goes on to address,and dispel,the conventional wisdom regarding drug dealers,ie, they are all richthey do this by describing how sudhir venkatesh,a graduate student in sociology, acquired detailed financial records from a chicago “crack” gangthrough these.
(foot soldiers) population of drug dealers the top bosses earn about $500,000 annually (42k/ month) the research on jt's crack gang revealed their monthly earning quadrupled in 4 years, increase from 185k per month to 684k per month earnings the foot soldiers earn $330 per hour ($300 / month. The title of his presentation is “why do crack dealers still live with their moms” he worked with someone who had an inside track to not only the relationships between gang members, but also. The police departments were under the impression that crack cocaine dealers were millions with an endless supply of cash and high tech weapons, so they used this fear as reason to fund the departments with more money and weapons in order to find and fight off these dealers, who, in reality, generally lived in the projects with their mommies. Why you should listen: he asks provocative questions: if selling crack is so lucrative, why do dealers live with their mothers does parental doting really improve children’s test scores did new york city’s crime rate really drop because of police tactics (or population trends.
3 why do drug dealers still live with their moms the two previous chapters were built around a pair of admittedly freakish questions: what do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in. The college student then would go on to study drug dealers and try to understand why they still live in poor conditions and at home with thier mothers “then came along crack”(111) to me there is more in this quote than what it appears to be, this statment was like a harbinger for bad things. Drug dealers are rarely trained in economics, and economists rarely hang out with crack dealers so the answer to this question begins with finding someone who did walk among the drug dealers and managed to walk away with the secrets of their trade.
Freakonomics is a ground-breaking collaboration between levitt and stephen j dubner, an award-winning author and journalist they usually begin with a mountain of data and a simple, unasked question. Response to: why do drug dealers still live with their moms yasi dehdashty the “unfair fight” between drug dealers selling crack cocaine and police forces of the 1990’s stimulated american’s anger toward what they believed to be the “millionaire crack dealers” (freakonomics, 93. Why do drug dealers still live with their moms in chapter 3 of freakonomics the authors discuss the business of dealing crack cocaine they review data and evidence collected by a student who spent years living with, studying, and researching a gang of drug dealers in chicago. Because they don't have enough money to live well on their own the whole rich drug dealer myth is based on the few drug barons on top of the organizations.
In the article “why do drug dealers still live with their moms” by levitt and dubner it explains just that after years of data they have concluded that drug dealers live with their mom's because they make lower than the average minimum wage in america due to the unfair distribution of money in gangs. The american crack epidemic was a surge of crack cocaine use in major cities across the united states between the early 1980s and the early 1990s freakonomics (2005) – chapter: why do drug dealers still live with their moms american project the rise and fall of a modern ghetto, harvard university press, 2000. Transcript of why do drug dealers still live with their moms why do drug dealers still live with their moms if drug dealers make so much money, why are they still living with their mothers according to freakonomics, they don't make much moneythey have no choice but to live with their mothers crack dealers make $7-$30/hour.