Listen to Episode 2 of Slate’s new podcast, The Afterword:
Today, claims Robert Neuwirth in his new book Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy, one-half the world’s workers—close to 1.8 billion people—are involved in the informal economy in jobs that are “neither registered nor regulated, getting paid in cash, and, most often, avoiding income taxes.” In researching his book, Neuwirth traveled the world, visiting markets and street vendors in Nigeria, China, Paraguay, Brazil, and around the United States. This discussion of the book lasts around 30 minutes.
The Afterword, which will appear in the Slate Daily feed every other Saturday, will feature interviews with the authors of new nonfiction books. June’s next interview will be with Matthew Polly, author of Tapped Out: Rear Naked Chokes, the Octagon, and the Last Emperor: An Odyssey in Mixed Martial Arts.
The show’s email address is email@example.com.
Podcast produced by June Thomas. Executive producer: Andy Bowers.
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