Evicted under Operation Murambatsvina, many of Zimbabwe's squatters are now little more than beggars. When they were living in the cities of Bulawayo or Harare, they had jobs and the hope of a better future.
--news from Robert Neuwirth--
I recently (January 2020) signed a contract with Beacon Press for a new book of reportage on the economics of community.
I'm also working on a collection of short stories about economics called The Book of Derivatives.
Backstory: I've written two previous books: Stealth of Nations (on the global growth of the informal economy) & Shadow Cities (on the global growth of squatter communities).
I live in New York City and do most of my writing on manual typewriters.