Sam Quinones on Meth, Fentanyl, and the Least of Us

EconTalk | 11 October 2021 | 1h 22m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Sam Quinones about his book The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth. Describes the devastation caused by methamphetamine and fentanyl, the latest evolution of innovation in the supply of mind-altering drugs in the United States. Argues that the latest versions of meth are more emotionally damaging than before and have played a central role in the expansion of the homeless in tent encampments in American cities. Explores the rising number of overdose deaths in the United States and what role community and other institutions might play in reducing the death toll.

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