• 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, n , Hernando den 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?

New Media  | 23 de abril de 2013  | Vistas: 9

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…


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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