Working Underground

4 segments
  • 2030 Vision  31 min
  • Open Phones  15 min
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.