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Robert Neuwirth
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Robert Neuwirth spent two years infiltrating street markets and networks of low-level smugglers around the world to write Stealth of Nations. He lived in squatter communities for a similar amount of time to write his first book, Shadow Cities. These globe-trotting ventures were supported, in part, by the MacArthur Foundation and the Fund for Investigative Journalism. His work has been featured in many publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Financial Times Deutschland, Forbes, Fortune, Foreign Policy, Harper’s, Scientific American, and Wired. Neuwirth has taught in the college program at Rikers Island (New York City’s jail) and at Columbia...

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Stealth of Nations
The Global Rise of the Informal Economy
Written by Robert Neuwirth


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.00

An eye-opening account of the informal economy around the globe, Stealth of Nations traces the history and reach of unregulated markets, and explains the unwritten rules that govern them.

Journalist Robert Neuwirth joins globe-trotting Nigerians who sell Chinese cell phones and laid-off San Franciscans who use Twitter to market street food... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Stealth of Nations
The Global Rise of the Informal Economy
Written by Robert Neuwirth


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $13.99

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