Although it was obviously fiction I read a Tom Clancy book where the cartels and the Islamic terrorist groups were cooperating and sharing resources. The cartel then assisted a terrorist cell in entering the US. Also, the book had one of the plots foiled by armed citizens. Can’t remember the name of the book, but it was one of the more recent.
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman