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Disaster Capitalism news and analysis from The Nation
July 2, 2008
Disaster Capitalists Reap Profits
As the planet is rocked by multiple shocks, here's a look at how disaster capitalists are reaping the benefits--leveraging the Iraq War, the push for arctic drilling and the global food crisis.
May 15, 2008
Regime-Quakes in Burma and China
Nothing terrifies a repressive regime more than a natural disaster.
February 28, 2008
Obama, Being Called a Muslim Is Not a Smear
He should denounce the attacks themselves as racist propaganda.
November 29, 2007
Guns Beat Green: The Market Has Spoken
If you're looking for a sure bet in the new growth market, sell solar and buy surveillance. Forget wind, buy weapons.
November 8, 2007
Latin America’s Shock Resistance
Recent events in the region show how societies can recover from extreme capitalism.
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November 1, 2007
Rapture Rescue 911: Disaster Response for the Chosen
Gone are the days of equal protection. Intense natural disasters like the California wildfires are being met with a new model: privatized disaster response.
September 27, 2007
Greenspan and the Myth of the True Believer
His autobiography sheds light on what motivates hard-right political leaders to apply brutal economic shock therapy.
September 18, 2007
The Shock Doctrine
In this VideoNation report,
explains how after 9/11 the Bush Administration launched a new security economy, driven by the notion of an endless war against an undefined evil.
August 23, 2007
Big Brother Democracy
Protesters in Quebec were treated like contestants in a reality show--put in a field and watched on TV monitors.
June 14, 2007
Laboratory for a Fortressed World
Gaza is in chaos, but Israel's economy is booming as high-tech entrepreneurs scramble to meet the post-9/11 world's hunger for spy tools and containment walls.