Disaster capitalism. What an interesting phrase. It’s the topic of Naomi Klein’s new book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. What is disaster capitalism? It’s things like Blackwater, or the privatization of New Orleans schools after Hurricane Katrina, or Haliburton and the rebuilding of Iraq. It is the world in which private companies profit from disasters, natural or man-made.
Is this an example of the triumph of the global free market? Or evidence that some of the events of the past decades have been engineered to profit certain corporations?
Join us as we speak with Naomi Klein….and watch a short video inspired by the book.
And then, we take a look at the special session in Annapolis. Is deal making and compromise occuring? Will slots pass? Will corporations and those with high incomes be paying more in taxes? We’ll talk with WYPR’s Senior News Analyst Fraser Smith and Kevin Dayhoff, columnist for The Tentacle.