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Disaster Capitalism

Disaster Capitalism (Hardback)

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Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein trav-els 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 such as G4S, Serco, and Halliburton cash in on or-ganized misery in a hidden world of privatized detention centers, militarized private security, aid profiteering, and destructive mining. Disaster has become big business. Talking to immigrants stuck in limbo in Britain or visiting immigration centers in America, Loewenstein maps the secret networks formed to help cor-porations bleed what profits they can from economic crisis. He debates with Western contractors in Afghanistan, meets the locals in post-earthquake Haiti, and in Greece finds a country at the mercy of vulture profiteers. In Papua New Guinea, he sees a local commu-nity forced to rebel against predatory resource companies and NGOs. What emerges through Loewenstein's re-porting is a dark history of multinational corpo-rations 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 valu-able commodity.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentCentral governmentCentral government policiesHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesDevelopment studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesGlobalization Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 01/09/2015 ISBN-13: 9781784781156  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Antony Loewenstein is an independent Australian journalist, documentarian and blogger who has written for the BBC, Nation, Washington Post. He's a weekly Guardian columnist and the author of three best-selling books, My Israel Question, The Blogging Revolution and Profits of Doom: How Vulture Capitalism is Swallowing the World, co-editor of After Zionism and Left Turn and co-writer of For God's Sake. His books have been translated and his journalism has been a finalist in many global awards. He's currently working on a documentary about disaster capitalism.

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