Detroit’s Underground Economy: Where Capitalism Fails, Alternatives Take Root Over decades of poverty, Detroiters have fostered a resilient informal economy based on trust.
Article of In These Times, June 29, 2017
Valerie Vande Panne, June 2017
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Over decades of poverty, Detroiters have learned to get by without access to traditional cash or credit. There’s a resilient informal economy rooted in neighborhoods and communities: Barter, gifts, time trading and underground businesses are ubiquitous.