disaster capitalism


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disaster capitalism

n
(Economics) censorious the practice (by a government, regime, etc) of taking advantage of a major disaster to adopt liberal economic policies that the population would be less likely to accept under normal circumstances
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The struggle that the Militant Tendency took on was heroic and was a bright shining beacon of how councils can defeat disaster capitalism and do what simply needs to be done in order to prevent further decline.
Yet, the disaster capitalism of Brexit -- the 'red in tooth and claw' creed and ravening greed of its adherents -- has served to reveal rather than heal the fragile health of UK plc.
"A no-deal Brexit would plunge us into the worst excesses of disaster capitalism and trash our economy on the back of fantasy Tory trade deals or worse, very real and very damaging trade deals with Donald Trump, opening up our NHS to American companies."
Some residents, like the Kardashian-Wests, resorted to a form of disaster capitalism, hiring private firefighters.
Klein is best known for her 2007 book "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism." Her most recent work is "Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists."View the full article from NJBIZ at http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180913/NJBIZ01/180919934/rutgers-selects-klein-as-first-gloria-steinem-chair.
The multi-dimensional strategy used to create this revolution on the academic front is described by Alkire and Ritchie in 'Winning Ideas', while the global strategy to transform socialistic economies into capitalistic free markets is described by Naomi Klein in The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. A common thread between the two is the patient preparation of detailed plans, while waiting for a crisis, which provides an opportunity to implement these plans.
The screening of film Disaster capitalism presented by the Documentary Association of Pakistan and Irtiqa Institute of Social Sciences at the Irtiqa office on University Road at 5:30pm.
Feminine hygiene products render any menstruating body as a veiled site of disaster capitalism, managing bodily processes through an invisible and profitable regime of self-care.
SUMMARY: The 2007 publication of Naomi Klein's, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism followed the Toronto journalist's 1999 groundbreaking and influential book No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, a critique of multinational corporations, advertising and corporate culture that became a handbook for anti-globalization activists around the world.
I guess I'm not holding out the fantasy that governing Republicans, either at the state level or the federal level, have any chance of meeting this crisis with anything other than what I've called disaster capitalism. I think we need to be very worried about the ways in which this disaster is going to be used to slam on the accelerator.
With that in mind, her latest book, No is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics, is largely the culmination of all that she learnt from her previous best-sellers - namely No Logo (2000), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007), and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate (2014).
Antony Loewenstein , an independent journalist and author of Disaster Capitalism: Making A Killing Out Of Catastrophe , said that it was not surprising that countries involved in the war were using aid to further their own agendas.
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