Why Do Drug Dealers Still Live with Their Moms?

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Why Do Drug Dealers Still Live With Their Moms? Have you ever thought why drug dealers struggle for basic necessities. In the article “Why Do Drug Dealers Still Live With Their Moms?” By Levitt and Dubner it explains just that. After years of data they have concluded that drug dealers live with their mom's because they make lower than the average minimum wage in America due to the unfair distribution of money in gangs. I agree with this because it is clear to see that after reading this article these drug dealers have no other choice but to risk their lives dealing drugs to provide for their family One quote that supports this is “..the foot soldiers earned just $3.30 an hour, less than the minimum wage.” The cause of this problem has a lot to due with the distribution of money in gangs. The gang presented in this article distributes its money like so, the leader takes home $66 an hour, his 3three officers earn $7 an hour and the foot soldiers earn $3.30 an hour. As you can see the distribution is far from fair when 2.2% of the gang takes home more than half the money. Another quote that supports this is “I mean,everyday people struggling to survive, so you know, we just do what we can. We ain't got no choice and if that means getting killed... its what we do around here to feed our family.” Another cause of this problem is the lack of choices they can make. When living in the neighborhood as some of these gang members do its hard to be successful and make a name for yourself. At the end of the day they will do what they have to, to feed their families. If that means risking their lives selling crack to make $3.30 an hour then that’s what has to be done. A final quote that supports this is “They did however pay dues to the gang-some for protection, other for the chance to eventually earn a job as a foot soldier.: A reason for someone to get into a gang like

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