Disaster Capitalism by Loewenstein Antony
Disaster has become big business. 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 cash in on or-ganized misery in a hidden world of privatized detention centers militarized private security aid profiteering and destructive mining. 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.