Robert Neuwirth

PopTech 2011, Climate Resilience Lab

Author, Stealth of Nations

Robert Neuwirth‘s eye-opening new book Stealth of Nations chronicles the global rise of the informal economy. In this book, Neuwirth argues that if the world’s street markets and other unregistered businesses were allied in a single political structure, it would represent the second-largest economy in the world—behind the U.S. This massive alternate economic system offers a chance to reinvent the the ‘free market’ based not on efficiency and rationality, but on full employment, access to capital, and reciprocity.