TV Learns the Risks of Drug-Dealing From Freakonomics

In the pilot episode of USA’s new lawyer show Suits, one of the characters says: “A person is more likely to die while dealing drugs than on death row in Texas… It’s from Freakonomics. Do you read anything I give you?”

That was from Chapter 3 of Freakonomics (excerpt here). Though we’re flattered, we should point out that the drug dealers we were talking about sold crack cocaine on the street in Chicago during the peak of crack-and-crime wave. We can’t vouch for the risk of the run-of-the-mill drug dealer …

(HT to multiple readers, including Linda Jines and April Allridge)

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