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Crack: Street Capitalism and the Decade of Greed - David Farber - 1-22-20

January 27, 2020

This show aired live on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm.  The guest was David Farber,  the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor in the Department of History at the University of Kansas.  In his book Crack: Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the decade of Greed considers crack as a social and economic phenomenon in the 1980's and ’90's U.S. As Farber shows, for many young black men during the period, who were largely excluded from the labor market, selling drugs was “an economic lifeline.” 

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