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Dennis Rodgers
Como lo resaltan Steven Levitt y Stephen Dubner (2005, p. 103) en su famoso libro Freakonomics, existen numerosos mitos e ideas equivocadas sobre los beneficios del tráfico de drogas. En su capítulo jocosamente intitulado “¿Por qué los expendedores de drogas viven todavía con sus mamás?”, por ejemplo, describen cómo, contrariamente a lo que suele pensarse, la gran mayoría de los involucrados en el tráfico de drogas en Estados Unidos ganan “menos del salario mínimo”, y únicamente los jefes de las bandas obtienen ganancias significativas. Si bien este no es necesariamente el caso en todo el mundo —ver Rodgers (2017a)—, no hay duda de que los beneficios del tráfico de drogas se distribuyen de manera muy desigual, y que son altamente contingentes y volátiles, lo cual puede generar economías políticas muy particulares.

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Dennis Rodgers, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies/Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement

Research Professor,

Department of Anthropology and Sociology,

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies/Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement,

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