Re: comparison of underground economies (was Commie Nonsense)

Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 17:36:30 MDT

In a message dated 6/18/00 8:31:35 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:

> So here's a question that occurred to me and led me to use a different
> subject heading for this message. In which country can there exist a
> healthier underground economy--Mexico or the U.S.? Will the partial
> dissolution of borders change this? As far as I can tell, there seem to be
> at least 2 underground economies in both the U.S. and Mexico. One kind is
> controlled by organizations similar to governments where a small elite
> controls the rest of the parties involved in the economy ("organized
> crime")and, I suspect, though I don't have first hand knowledge, that these
> underground economies have close ties to the governments alongside of which
> they operate. The other kind is a true free-market economy. I'm asking the
> question about both kinds, but in particular the latter, the free market
> underground economy.

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