00:00    |    
Initial credits
00:07    |    
Introduction by Robert Neuwirth
00:28    |    
Water system in Lagos, Nigeria  
Informal distribution
Government regulation
03:00    |    
Electric system in Lagos, Nigeria
Informal businesses
05:02    |    
Mobile telephone system in Lagos, Nigeria
Umbrella market
"Genuine copies" forcing to lower prices
Market opportunities discovered by informal businesspeople
09:03    |    
Absence of intellectual property rights in China
10:45    |    
Failing economic development strategies
12:06    |    
Quotes Vernon Smith
13:33    |    
Quotes Conversación Tensa, Roque Dalton
14:00    |    
Realization on the power of informal economy
14:24    |    
Global inequality
15:29    |    
Equitable economic development 
15:50    |    
Quotes Roberto Arlt
16:17    |    
Final credits




System D: The Informal Economy

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Robert Neuwirth elaborates on the so called System D, which refers to the parallel system of informal economy throughout the world. He cross-references statistics from Nigeria and China with ponderous commercial activities, lead by informal businesses in these countries; data that was acquired during his field research. He believes informal workers are core elements who should be taken into account in all economic development strategies, as they represent entrepreneurs who identify market opportunities, exploit them and receive profits, as well, since they are part of a nation's economic growth.

Robert Neuwirth is an American journalist and author of the books Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal…


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