$2 Trillion Underground Economy May Be Recovery's SaviorCNBC
Apr. 28, 2013
We need more of this, people simply ignoring the government's stupid laws and doing as they please. (Of course, that unfortunately puts you at greater risk from the police state) - ChrisThe growing underground economy may be helping to prevent the real economy from sinking further, according to analysts.
The shadow economy is a system composed of those who can't find a full-time or regular job. Workers turn to anything that pays them under the table, with no income reported and no taxes paid — especially with an uneven job picture.