This is a fun piece about Breaking Bad: are the economics and the chemistry correct?
The basic shape of the problem isÂ illustrated by a late-August storyÂ out of San Francisco. A man in his early 50s bought some meth on Sixth St., sampled the product, and decided the quality didnâ€™t pass muster. He chose to confront his supplier about it, much as one might complain about the purchase of any kind of good or service that didnâ€™t meet reasonable quality standards. The problem, as it turns out, is that meth is a bit of an unusual product in that itâ€™s typically sold by violent criminals. Complaining to the dealer didnâ€™t reap a refund; it got the complainer tased, stabbed, andâ€”adding insult to injuryâ€”mocked in local blogsÂ for his misfortunes.