Episode

1/28 Antony Loewenstein: Disaster Capitalism

January 28, 2016

Guardian columnist and author of the new book Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe (buy it on Jet.comor AmazonAntony Lowenstein explains what “disaster capitalism” means. Privatization and the European and American strategy to make life harder for refugees. How Western policy feeds the refugee crisis in the Middle East. The corporations who benefit from disaster capitalism. Colonial histories and abuse of refugees. Australia’s brutal approach to asylum seekers. The Clinton Foundation and Haitian sweatshops. Why the United States does not want Haiti to be truly independent. The connection between NGOs and disaster capitalism. US policy in Afghanistan and the complete lack of understanding of Afghan culture and politics and the ongoing power of crony capitalism under the Obama Administration.

On The Fun Half: Is Michael taking “Primal Blueprint” payolla? The Washington Post’s pathetic attack on Bernie Sanders. How big a threat is Bernie Sanders to the system. The Democrats debate controversy. Sam explains what Hillary Clinton is doing in her call for another debate. Donald Trump stands firm on Bill O’Reilly’s show and your calls and IMs.

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