• 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 n , 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

New Media  | 24 de abril de 2013  | Vistas: 66

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…


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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