00:01    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
Argument in favor of the illegal market and activity
Future economic growth 
Informal economy or System D 
Inefectivity of normal law and governance tools in illegal markets 
Relevance of private property in city slums 
Enviromental laws in city slums 
04:55    |    
Research method: Moving in 
Growth and development in city slums and squatter towns 
Local control 
09:22    |    
Theft as security in the progress and development in poor communities 
10:02    |    
Informal distribution of mobile phone goods 
13:30    |    
Creation of affordable goods by pirate merchants 
15:48    |    
Mobile revolution in Africa by means of piracy and illegal labor 
16:14    |    
Ciudad del Este: A smuggling channel between Brazil and Paraguay 
18:27    |    
Quote, El Otro Sendero: la respuesta económica al terrorismo and El Misterio del Capital: ¿Por qué el capitalismo triunfa en occidente y fracasa en el resto del mundo?, Hernando de Soto
18:55    |    
Mercosur and its effects on illegal trade in Paraguay
19:54    |    
Combination of illegal and legal business models in the same firm
22:02    |    
Dephts of illegal trade in third world markets
24:30    |    
Government reaction to illegal trade 
Punitive approach to creative market activities and its economic costs 
Global inequality of wealth and income 
Quote John Maynard Keynes
Power to equalize and rise
31:40    |    
Question and answer period
Would the continuing development of illegal activities without limits dissolve the government? 
Do you think that legalizing illegal properties would result in negative incentives? 
What are your thoughts on providing illegal services to communities when there is an existing legal structure for doing so? 
How are companies going to react to legalizing piracy? 
Aside from lowering prices, is there a different way to prevent piracy? 
53:25    |    
Final credits




Who is Afraid of Squatters and Smugglers?

23 de abril de 2013   | Vistas: 2 |  

Robert Neuwirth addresses his audience by making an argument in favor of pirates, squatters and smugglers, stating that in the future, half of the world's economic growth will be produced by members of the informal economy and their activities; consequently, they should be accounted for, even though they are considered by some to be illegal workers. He explains how the so-called System D operates and develops, describing how it makes economy thrive, forcing the markets to compete with their creative commerce strategies. He comments on how governments, by neglecting to acknowledge that the informal economy is a source of human development and creation of job opportunities, have failed to realize that it's they who have the power to raise, equalize and change the inequitable distribution of wealth.

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


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