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Stealth of Nations The Global Rise of the Informal Economy

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ISBN-10: 0307279987

ISBN-13: 9780307279989

Edition: 2012

Authors: Robert Neuwirth

List price: $23.00
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• Thousands of Africans head to China each year to buy cell phones, auto parts, and other products that they will import to their home countries through a clandestine global back channel. • Hundreds of Paraguayan merchants smuggle computers, electronics, and clothing across the border to Brazil. • Scores of laid-off San Franciscans, working without any licenses, use Twitter to sell home-cooked foods. • Dozens of major multinationals sell products through unregistered kiosks and street vendors around the world. When we think of the informal economy, we tend to think of crime: prostitution, gun running, drug trafficking.Stealth of Nationsopens up this underground realm, showing how the…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 4.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English