Making Money from Misery?

Disastercapitalismcover-blog-2-7cc72d5cf294d9c7a945d1517b0c458e-

Antony Loewenstein discusses his new book on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. 

When disaster strikes, who profits? That’s the question asked by journalist Antony Loewenstein in his new book, “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of Catastrophe.” Traveling across the globe, Loewenstein examines how companies such as G4S, Serco and Halliburton are cashing in on calamity, and describes how they are deploying for-profit private contractors to war zones and building for-profit private detention facilities to warehouse refugees, prisoners and asylum seekers. Recently, Loewenstein teamed up with filmmaker Thor Neureiter for a documentary by the same name that chronicles how international aid and investment has impacted communities in Haiti, Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea and beyond.

See the entire video and interview transcript here.

Related Books

9781784781187
  • 0
  • 1
Paperback
Paperback with free ebook
$16.95$8.4850% off
384 pages / January 2017 / 9781784781187
Ebook
Ebook
$9.99$5.0050% off
September 2015 / 9781784781163
Hardback
Hardback with free ebook
$26.95$10.7860% off
384 pages / September 2015 / 9781784781156