• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Zachary Caceres
  • 00:19    |    
    In the research for your recent books, what have you learned about informal economy?
  • Lack of housing opportunities
  • 02:06    |    
    Do you consider that the so-called slums do not constitute a problem?
  • 02:52    |    
    How are these communities being excluded?
  • 04:05    |    
    Why does society have a negative perspective towards squatter settlements?
  • 05:54    |    
    Which is your political ideology?
  • 08:32    |    
    What is your opinion about the remark "local solutions to local problems"?
  • 10:31    |    
    Is System D (informal economy) an anarchist system?
  • Understanding the way of life
  • 14:20    |    
    Can you elaborate on the different perspectives about informal economy?
  • Quotes Vernon Smith
  • 16:49    |    
    As a journalist, what is your input in regard to System D?
  • Humanizing System D
  • 19:08    |    
    What is your view on piracy in the informal economy?
    • Price point
    • Criminality
  • 22:26    |    
    What do you think about intellectual property in pharmaceuticals?
  • 24:40    |    
    How does System D act as an incubator in economy?
  • 26:46    |    
    Does informal economy play a valuable social role?
  • 27:13    |    
    Final words
  • 27:15    |    
    Final credits

Life and Logic of Squatter Cities and Street Markets

New Media  | 25 de abril de 2013  | Vistas: 43

Robert Neuwirth shares his experiences living and working in squatter communities during the process of research for his books Stealth of Nations and Shadow Cities. He stands out the effectiveness of self-government towns, their social organization, entrepreneurial commerce and their skills to create job opportunities. He also points out that the existing legal structures are one of the reasons these communities are socially excluded. Neuwirth concludes by stating that squatters are at the forefront of the worldwide movement to develop new visions of what constitutes property and community leading them into a growing economy.


Robert Neuwirth is an American journalist and author of the books…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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