Uncommon Indicators: The Underground Economy

Sudhir Venkatesh, professor of sociology and African-American studies and director of research at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University and author of Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor and Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets, talks about how the underground economy is faring in the recession. What's your relationship with the underground economy? Have you been involved more, either as a buyer or seller, in the underground economy since the recession? Comment below!