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Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe
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Publisher Verso Books
Publication date January 3, 2017
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781784781187
ISBN-10 1784781185
Original list price $16.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: How Capitalism makes a fortune from disaster, poverty and catastrophe

Disaster has become big business. Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein travels across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, the United States, Britain, Greece, and Australia to witness the reality of disaster capitalism. He discovers how companies cash in on organized misery in a hidden world of privatized detention centers, militarized private security, aid profiteering, and destructive mining.

What emerges through Loewenstein’s re­porting is a dark history of multinational corpoarations that, with the aid of media and political elites, have grown more powerful than national governments. In the twenty-first century, the vulnerable have become the world’s most valuaable commodity.

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About: How Capitalism makes a fortune from disaster, poverty and catastropheDisaster has become big business.

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