The season finale of AMC's Breaking Bad is soon approaching, and the problems for Walter White and company are mounting like Everest. It got me to thinking that if some of the characters on Breaking Bad had a NYPL library card, some of their problems could have been avoided.
If you have not yet seen Breaking Bad, I would suggest you stop reading this blog post. Like your fridge during a blackout... this will contain spoilers. You are better off reserving a copy of Breaking Bad, watching it, then reading this and nodding your head in agreement.
How to Start a Home-Based Business
Walter could have looked into starting a home-based business instead of cooking meth in an RV...
Meth: America's Drug Epidemic
Walter could have looked into the Meth epidemic and seen that his actions do have far reaching consequences...
Law Enforcement Responses to Mexican Drug Cartels [Electronic Resource]
Walter could have researched the Mexican Drug Cartels before he decided to increase production and needed a more substantial distributor who happened to be involved with the Mexican Drug Cartel...
Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love Video Games
Jessie could have explored other opportunities that didn't require a college education...
El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin
To be fair, Hank had reservations about going to the El Paso/Juarez border from the start. Reading this book would have only made him more anxious. He would probably have been better off reading A Day in the Life of a Police Officer.
Walter White Jr.
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Walt, Sr. has enough reading material, so I think Walt, Jr. could benefit from reading this book.
The majority of life's problems can be solved with a library card.... and WD-40.