Our 50–State Border Crisis by Howard G. Buffett audiobook

Our 50–State Border Crisis: How the Mexican Border Fuels the Drug Epidemic Across America

By Howard G. Buffett
Read by Matt Kugler

Hachette Books, Hachette Book Group 9780316476614
11.23 Hours Unabridged
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From one of America’s most prominent philanthropists, an eye-opening, myth-busting new perspective on the crisis at the US–Mexico border Howard G. Buffett has seen first-hand the devastating impact of cheap Mexican heroin and other opiate cocktails across America. Fueled by failing border policies and lawlessness in Mexico and Central America, drugs are pouring over the nation’s southern border in record quantities, turning Americans into addicts and migrants into drug mules—and killing us in record numbers. Politicians talk about a border crisis and an opioid crisis as separate issues. To Buffett, a landowner on the US border with Mexico and now a sheriff in Illinois, these are intimately connected. Ineffective border policies not only put residents in border states like Texas and Arizona in harm’s way, they put American lives in states like Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Vermont at risk. Mexican cartels have grown astonishingly powerful by exploiting both the gaps in our border security strategy and the desperation of migrants—all while profiting enormously off America’s growing addiction to drugs. The solution isn’t a wall. In this groundbreaking book, Buffett outlines a realistic, effective, and bipartisan approach to fighting cartels, strengthening our national security, and tackling the roots of the chaos below the border.

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A New York Times bestseller

From one of America’s most prominent philanthropists, an eye-opening, myth-busting new perspective on the crisis at the US–Mexico border

Howard G. Buffett has seen first-hand the devastating impact of cheap Mexican heroin and other opiate cocktails across America. Fueled by failing border policies and lawlessness in Mexico and Central America, drugs are pouring over the nation’s southern border in record quantities, turning Americans into addicts and migrants into drug mules—and killing us in record numbers.

Politicians talk about a border crisis and an opioid crisis as separate issues. To Buffett, a landowner on the US border with Mexico and now a sheriff in Illinois, these are intimately connected. Ineffective border policies not only put residents in border states like Texas and Arizona in harm’s way, they put American lives in states like Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Vermont at risk.

Mexican cartels have grown astonishingly powerful by exploiting both the gaps in our border security strategy and the desperation of migrants—all while profiting enormously off America’s growing addiction to drugs. The solution isn’t a wall. In this groundbreaking book, Buffett outlines a realistic, effective, and bipartisan approach to fighting cartels, strengthening our national security, and tackling the roots of the chaos below the border.

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“A useful, reasonable work of civilian policy analysis sure to invite discussion and even controversy.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Howard G. Buffett

Author Bio: Howard G. Buffett

Howard G. Buffett is chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. He has served as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Against Hunger and served on the corporate boards of the Coca-Cola Company, Con Agra Foods, and Archer Daniels Midland, an American global food processing and commodities trading corporation. He serves on the corporate board of Berkshire Hathaway, an American multinational conglomerate holding company. A farmer, businessman, elected official, photographer, and philanthropist, he has dedicated his life to finding solutions for some of the world’s most serious and intractable problems, including hunger, conflict, wildlife trafficking, border security, and public-safety challenges. Among his many awards and accolades, he has received the Order of the Aztec Eagle Award, the highest honor bestowed on a foreign citizen by the Mexican government. He is a sworn volunteer auxiliary deputy for the Macon County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois and a Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Deputy Commander in Arizona.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 11.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English