Economic statistics don’t count the transactions that take place on the street. Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh spent ten years looking at the wheeling and dealing of a ghetto in Chicago's South Side. He talks about his findings and his new book, Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor. Also: the evidence so far in the Queens police shooting.
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