While it's great that squatters are using the upcoming South African elections to pressure for more services, I hope that 'we won't vote' is not the best strategy they have. iafrica.com has a brief report on a recent demonstration in Durban
--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.