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“Stealth of Nations is the most exciting shopping trip I’ve ever been on. I thought I knew what ‘the economy’ is, but I had no idea until Neuwirth filled me in.” —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed
“Herein, an intrepid journalist examines the real world of wealth creation at the very bottom of the pyramid, where it matters most. The rest of economics will have to adjust accordingly.” —Stewart Brand, author of Whole Earth Discipline
“We are just beginning to understand that today’s advanced global economy rises along with a proliferation of informal economies. Nobody can document this better than the world-traveling journalist Robert Neuwirth. This is a must-read book.” —Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, and author of A Sociology of Globalization
“After reading this book you will realize that working in an office, a shop, or in a factory, earning a steady salary, paying taxes and having health insurance and a retirement account is an anomaly. Most of the world’s workers operate in the informal sector and in this fascinating book Robert Neuwirth reveals how ‘The Stealth Economy’ works and what does it take to survive in it.” —Moisés Naím, author of Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy
“A vibrant picture of a growing sphere of trade that already employs half the workers of the world.” —Kirkus Reviews
The Stealth of Nations delves into an area where formal economics seldom ventures: the so-called shadow economy which works behind the scenes in most nations, but particularly in... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Eric Maroney
I sought out this book because I wanted to learn more about the Informal Economy and the implications for the future of world development. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jeffrey Eldred
Three and a half stars. This was a very difficult book to for me to rate. It is a well written and entertaining travelogue style look at the informal economy around the world. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Shane C. Pruyne
Gives us a good insight into the informal market which governments hate. And how the black market helps grease the wheels of modern society.Published 14 months ago by Kee Jeong Lee
An interesting read. Neuwirth's investigation into system d in the developing world is thorough, though his attempts to apply the insights gained from this investigation to the... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mark Bailey
shows you whats happening in the real economy. Lot of books these days talk about the doomsday economy. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Macgyver
I want to first give credit where credit is due. Neuwirth really does have a way with words. He's a beautiful writer who explored a number of different areas to give us an... Read morePublished on June 10, 2013 by Elle A.
You must read this book! Excellent! This book really explains how the world's "Other Economy" functions to provide jobs and survivial for a large part of the worlds citizens. Read morePublished on April 7, 2013 by Truman Templeton