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16 7: up capital and no f
7: up capital and no f

17 ormal training. Moreove
ormal training. Moreove

18 r, peddlers enjoy more
r, peddlers enjoy more

19 independence than domes
independence than domes

20 tic workers, constructi
tic workers, constructi

21 on workers, or even fac
on workers, or even fac

22 tory employees. Hence,
tory employees. Hence,

23 many turn to peddling a
many turn to peddling a

24 s a full-time job while
s a full-time job while

25 others use the trade a
others use the trade a

26 s a secondary source of
s a secondary source of

27 income—or a substitute
income—or a substitute

28 to welfare in times of
to welfare in times of

29 crisis. At the same ti
crisis. At the same ti

30 me, the pressures faced
me, the pressures faced

31 by peddlers are especi
by peddlers are especi

32 ally strong. Their pres
ally strong. Their pres

33 ence on the sidewalks n
ence on the sidewalks n

34 ot only offends the tas
ot only offends the tas

35 te of urban designers a
te of urban designers a

36 nd white-collar workers
nd white-collar workers

37 —it threatens the inter
—it threatens the inter

38 ests of storeowners (an
ests of storeowners (an

39 d real estate managers)
d real estate managers)

40 represented by chamber
represented by chamber

41 s of commerce and local
s of commerce and local

42 business associations.
business associations.

43 Their lobbying is a ke
Their lobbying is a ke

44 y driver behind evictio
y driver behind evictio

45 n campaigns. But repre
n campaigns. But repre

46 ssion is not new, and p
ssion is not new, and p

47 eddlers are not helples
eddlers are not helples

48 s. Students of street
s. Students of street

49 vending have teased out
vending have teased out

50 various means of resis
various means of resis

51 tance tailoring service
tance tailoring service

52 s. Because but also to
s. Because but also to

53 other aspects of the c
other aspects of the c

54 onduct business, from w
onduct business, from w

55 ork location to long-te
ork location to long-te

56 rm contracts, all of wh
rm contracts, all of wh

57 ich are marked by a fun
ich are marked by a fun

58 damental uncertainty. A
damental uncertainty. A

59 nd yet, De Soto notes,
nd yet, De Soto notes,

60 informal entrepreneurs
informal entrepreneurs

61 choose to remain inform
choose to remain inform

62 al because the costs of
al because the costs of

63 compliance with the la
compliance with the la

64 w are too high in a wor
w are too high in a wor

65 ld dominated by an over
ld dominated by an over

66 reaching bureaucratic s
reaching bureaucratic s

67 tate. A core tenet of D
tate. A core tenet of D

68 e Soto’s proposal consi
e Soto’s proposal consi

69 sts of formalizing the
sts of formalizing the

70 de facto ownership of a
de facto ownership of a

71 ssets by granting prope
ssets by granting prope

72 rty titles to squatters
rty titles to squatters

73 , peddlers, and other i
, peddlers, and other i

74 nformal asset holders,
nformal asset holders,

75 thereby enabling their
thereby enabling their

76 participation in a pred
participation in a pred

77 ictable, dynamic, and t
ictable, dynamic, and t

78 herefore more efficient
herefore more efficient

79 market. De Soto’s sta
market. De Soto’s sta

80 nce is pregnant with L
nce is pregnant with L

81 icensing is not, of cou
icensing is not, of cou

82 rse, the only factor st
rse, the only factor st

83 ructuring the street ve
ructuring the street ve

84 nding field, but it is
nding field, but it is

85 the most relevant when
the most relevant when

86 it comes to understandi
it comes to understandi

87 ng the potential of sta
ng the potential of sta

88 te action. Moreover, ev
te action. Moreover, ev

89 en though both licensed
en though both licensed

90 and unlicensed peddler
and unlicensed peddler

91 s are at risk of evicti
s are at risk of evicti

92 on in the current urban
on in the current urban

93 policy environment, th
policy environment, th

94 e strategies used by pe
e strategies used by pe

95 ddlers to survive—and,
ddlers to survive—and,

96 when possible, increase
when possible, increase

97 their gains—vary sharp
their gains—vary sharp

98 ly by status.3
ly by status.3

99

100 sha
sha

101 ped licensing regulatio
ped licensing regulatio

102 ns in the long run. Aga
ns in the long run. Aga

103 inst this background, C
inst this background, C

104 hapter 3 discusses the
hapter 3 discusses the

105 impacts of and response
impacts of and response

106 s to a recent mass-evic
s to a recent mass-evic

107 tion campaign, focusing
tion campaign, focusing

108 on the access to court
on the access to court

109 s for people with limit
s for people with limit

110 ed rights. Chapter 4 ex
ed rights. Chapter 4 ex

111 amines the impact of th
amines the impact of th

112 e World Cup, when the s
e World Cup, when the s

113 tructural logic of the
tructural logic of the

114 field was partially sub
field was partially sub

115 verted. Chapter 5 disse
verted. Chapter 5 disse

116 cts the negotiations be
cts the negotiations be

117 tween the street ve (or
tween the street ve (or

118 , if more prosperous, l
, if more prosperous, l

119 eading a mule or two),
eading a mule or two),

120 the peddler made his ro
the peddler made his ro

121 unds of the uages that
unds of the uages that

122 pervaded the street (T
pervaded the street (T

123 ruzzi 1992). Orientalis
ruzzi 1992). Orientalis

124 m aside, the Syrian-Leb
m aside, the Syrian-Leb

125 anese also brought, acc
anese also brought, acc

126 ording to Truzzi (1992)
ording to Truzzi (1992)

127 , new commercial practi
, new commercial practi

128 ces still observable am
ces still observable am

129 ong fixed-spot peddlers
ong fixed-spot peddlers

130 in the Indeed, Sčo Pa
in the Indeed, Sčo Pa

131 ulo is a commercial hub
ulo is a commercial hub

132 where retailers from a
where retailers from a

133 cross Brazil procure th
cross Brazil procure th

134 eir merchandise. The ci
eir merchandise. The ci

135 ty also forms a financi
ty also forms a financi

136 al center hosting South
al center hosting South

137 America’s largest stoc
America’s largest stoc

138 k exchange, the BOVESPA
k exchange, the BOVESPA

139 , as well as large-scal
, as well as large-scal

140 e banking institutions
e banking institutions

141 and high-end service fi
and high-end service fi

142 rms. The powerful pauli
rms. The powerful pauli

143 sta business elites are
sta business elites are

144 a key force behind eff
a key force behind eff

145 orts to revitalize down
orts to revitalize down

146 town and—especially in
town and—especially in

147 the case of storeowners
the case of storeowners

148 ’ associations—evict pe
’ associations—evict pe

149 ddlers. The urban ge
ddlers. The urban ge

150 ography of trade is not
ography of trade is not

151 uniform, however. Hist
uniform, however. Hist

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