immiserate

Related to immiserate: stabilise, reorienting, scrutinised, overhyped

im·mis·er·ate

 (ĭ-mĭz′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. im·mis·er·at·ed, im·mis·er·at·ing, im·mis·er·ates
To make miserable; impoverish.

[New Latin immiserāre, immiserāt- (translation of German verelenden, to sink into misery : ver-, causative pref. + Elend, poverty) : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + Latin miser, wretched.]

im·mis′er·a′tion n.

im•mis•er•ate

(ɪˈmɪs əˌreɪt)
v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to make wretched; impoverish.
[1940–45; im-3 + miser(able) + -ate1; translation of German Verelendung]
im•mis`er•a′tion, n.
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Andrew Sullivan, in his review of Peter Beinart's book The Crisis of Zionism, argued that Netanyahu's policy in Gaza and the West Bank, seen in light of Jabotinsky's influence, "makes more sense it's a conscious relentless assault on the lives of Palestinians to immiserate them to such an extent that they flee.
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The corollary to the workers' alienation from their spaces is that the owners themselves are also alienated from their city, since they symbolically erase and immiserate the workers who provided the force to construct their own urban space.
Practices that dislocate people include those that destroy and/or immiserate rural economies; mega-"development" projects, such as hydroelectric dams; resource extraction projects of mining, drilling, and excavating; adoption of market-centred economies; trade liberalization; privatization; the structural adjustment programs of international lending institutions; and war and militarization.
Such findings belie the Marxian contention that industrialization and technological advance polarize and immiserate the peasantry, and, instead, supports the trickledown theory which holds that increasing productivity is a rising tide that eventually lifts all "boats"--though not in equal absolute-income increments per person.