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Stealth of Nations The Global Rise of the Informal Economy

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ISBN-10: 037542489X

ISBN-13: 9780375424892

Edition: 2011

Authors: Robert Neuwirth

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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. Dozens of laid-off San Franciscans, working without any licenses, use Twitter to sell home-cooked foods. Scores 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, drugs, pirated DVDs. In Stealth of Nations, Robert Neuwirth opens up this underground realm, explaining that…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/18/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

The Global Rummage Sale
Grade A, Plan B, Middle C, System D, Vitamin E
DIY City
The Global Back Channel
The Culture of the Copy
Can Anybody Tell Me How to Get to the Bridge?
The Upside of Down the Trade
Once Upon a Time in the West
Against Efficiency
The Honest Con Men
Why Not Formalize the Informal?
Freedom to Trade
My Stealth Family
Stealth Sources