Has anyone else read the opinion piece by/about economist Sudhir Venkatesh in the latest issue of Forbes? It talks about how the recession is affecting "underground workers" like prostitutes, drug dealers, and purveyors of stolen goods. I enjoyed his insights into gang life in "Freakonomics" and from the article it says there will be a sequel. Any thoughts? For me... I really feel for people living on the fringe of society, even while I might despise what they do, I can't but help see Americans that really want to work and make a difference, if only in their own lives.