The World’s Biggest Employer: The Black Market

Andrew Sullivan —  Nov 7 2011 @ 7:32am

Former French colonies call the black market "System D". And it's expanding rapidly:

By 2020, the OECD projects, two-thirds of the workers of the world will be employed in System D. There's no multinational, no Daddy Warbucks or Bill Gates, no government that can rival that level of job creation. Given its size, it makes no sense to talk of development, growth, sustainability, or globalization without reckoning with System D.