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« on: 2005-04-17 23:14:53 »
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Eric Schlosser is a reporter that wrote two non-fiction "muck-raking" novels.  They are Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness.  For the life of me i can't see much relevance between these books and memetics, though their popularity and eloquence might have repurcussions in the vegan meme, and the legalize drugs meme's future. 

Fast Food Nation is about the meat industry in America, and it is an eye-opener for anyone new to the brutality.  I suppose it is not exactly counter-intuitive to figure that the slaughterhouses are nasty and unsafe, but this book makes the case that nothing much has changed since Upton Sinclair's time.  I wonder if meat production will ever be automated by artificial intelligence expert systems people.  If so, how freaky it'd be. 
Reefer Madness is about the drug culture in America, and its various sides.  In it the life of police, drug users, and drug dealers (why not drug business men?  is this memetic engineering, or what?) is analyzed.  One thing pointed out was the uneveness of American drug punishments with one example being a congressman's son who was threatened with a relatively light sentence and his intervention (tear soaked intervention) saved his boy.  I think Schlosser is a memetic engineer of high caliber, and i think his heart is in the right place. 

If you've read these books, feel free to post.
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