Public Intellectual: The Alchemy of Meth

 
Meth cooks practice late industrial alchemy—transforming base materials, like lithium batteries and camping fuel, into gold
 Jason Pine (The Alchemy of Meth) joins Jessa to discuss the invisibility of America's drug crisis. Pine spent a year in Missouri to research his book on the overwhelming presence of meth, an extremely common and yet almost entirely invisible issue. But this is also a conversation about creativity under late capitalism, the health care crisis, and exploitation vs representation. 

 

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