Featuring the author Tom Wainwright, Britain Editor and Former Mexico City Bureau Chief, The Economist; with comments by Moisés Naím, Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; moderated by Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Policy Analyst on Latin America, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
Drug trafficking is one of the most resilient and lucrative
industries in the world, with estimated revenues of $300 billion a
year. Despite the tens of billions of dollars that governments
spend every year trying to disrupt them, drug cartels have shown
tremendous ingenuity, adaptability, and entrepreneurship to satisfy
over a quarter billion customers worldwide. Tom Wainwright will use
insights from classical economics and modern business theory to
explain how drug cartels work, why they’re thriving, and how the
illicit business could be defeated by the laws of economics-that
is, by recognizing the futility of prohibition. Moisés Naím will
relate the book’s insights to current hemispheric affairs.