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The Underground Economy in the United States and Abroad
The Underground Economy in the United States and Abroad
Edited by Vito Tanzi
Lexington Books, 1982, 340 pp.

Tax evasion, illegal income, moonlighting, barter and, in socialist countries, private enterprise can all be parts of the underground or "second" economy. This "black" activity can be parasitical or creative, but the authors of these papers are less interested in such matters than in how to figure out what it all amounts to. The editor is with the International Monetary Fund.