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    • The Hidden World of Shadow Cities

    • By: Robert Neuwirth
    • Narrated by: Robert Neuwirth
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Robert Neuwirth, author of Shadow Cities, finds the world's squatter sites — where a billion people now make their homes — to be thriving centers of ingenuity and innovation. He takes us on a tour.

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    • Stealth of Nations

    • The Global Rise of the Informal Economy
    • By: Robert Neuwirth
    • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thousands of Africans head to China each year to buy cell phones, auto parts, and other products that they will import to their home countries through a clandestine global back channel.Hundreds of Paraguayan merchants smuggle computers, electronics, and clothing across the border to Brazil. Scores of laid-off San Franciscans, working without any licenses, use Twitter to sell home-cooked foods. Dozens of major multinationals sell products through unregistered kiosks and street vendors around the world.

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    • System D

    • By Joshua Kim on 05-06-12

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    • Scientific American: Global Bazaar

    • By: Robert Neuwirth
    • Narrated by: Mark Moran
    • Length: 21 mins
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    Robert Neuwirth, a professor of geosciences at Pennsylvania State University, reports on how the world’s poorest communities turn out to be places of surprising innovation.

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