I find this sort of thing fascinating.
With candy sales banned on school campuses, sugar pushers are the latest trend at local schools. Backpacks are filled with Snickers and Twinkees for all sweet tooths willing to pay the price.
â€œItâ€™s created a little underground economy, with businessmen selling everything from a pack of skittles to an energy drink,â€ said Jim Nason, principal at Hook Junior High School in Victorville.
This has become a lucrative business, Nason said, and those kids are walking around campus with upwards of $40 in their pockets and disrupting class to make a sale.
the candy black market thrives!
via Freakonomics blog, naturally.