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From the Ted Talk by Niti Bhan: The hidden opportunities of the informal economy

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Instead, what we have here are the proto-SMEs these are the fertile seeds of businesses and ___________ that keep the engines _______. They put food on your table. Even here in this hotel, the invisible ones — the butchers, the bakers the candlestick makers — they make the machines that make your french fries and they make your beds. These are the _________ businesswomen trading across borders, all on the side of the road, and so they're invisible to data gatherers. And they're mashed together with the vast ________ sector that doesn't ______ to distinguish between smugglers and tax _______ and those running illegal whatnot, and the ladies who _____, and who put food on the table and send their kids to university.

Solution

  1. informal
  2. running
  3. enterprises
  4. bother
  5. evaders
  6. invisible
  7. trade

Original Text

Instead, what we have here are the proto-SMEs these are the fertile seeds of businesses and enterprises that keep the engines running. They put food on your table. Even here in this hotel, the invisible ones — the butchers, the bakers the candlestick makers — they make the machines that make your french fries and they make your beds. These are the invisible businesswomen trading across borders, all on the side of the road, and so they're invisible to data gatherers. And they're mashed together with the vast informal sector that doesn't bother to distinguish between smugglers and tax evaders and those running illegal whatnot, and the ladies who trade, and who put food on the table and send their kids to university.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
informal sector 4
informal markets 2
informal trade 2
literature review 2
put food 2

Important Words

  1. bakers
  2. beds
  3. borders
  4. bother
  5. businesses
  6. businesswomen
  7. butchers
  8. candlestick
  9. data
  10. distinguish
  11. engines
  12. enterprises
  13. evaders
  14. fertile
  15. food
  16. french
  17. fries
  18. gatherers
  19. hotel
  20. illegal
  21. informal
  22. invisible
  23. kids
  24. ladies
  25. machines
  26. makers
  27. mashed
  28. put
  29. road
  30. running
  31. sector
  32. seeds
  33. send
  34. side
  35. smugglers
  36. table
  37. tax
  38. trade
  39. trading
  40. university
  41. vast
  42. whatnot