DailyDirt: Actual Theft & Underground Economies

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Economists have a hard enough time trying to figure out economic statistics from legitimate businesses and activities that are honestly reported to the government. But every so often, someone points out that the official numbers for unemployment or GDP are more than just slightly off. Here are just a few interesting stories related to some fairly sizable underground economies. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.


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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 1st, 2013 @ 5:33pm

    If that 1980 article about DeBeers is right, they wouldn't be able to sell the diamonds even if they were legit.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 1st, 2013 @ 6:38pm

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    Debeers and a few others own the diamond market. The diamond cartels make diamonds very artificially expensive.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 1st, 2013 @ 7:03pm

    Soap for dirty businesses.. ironic

    Tide for a money laundering! ha!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 1st, 2013 @ 8:02pm

    April fools, i'm guessing.

     

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