Coronavirus Capitalism and How to Beat It
SHORT VIDEO CLIPS, 13 Apr 2020
16 Mar 2020 – Governments around the world are busily exploiting the coronavirus crisis to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts and regulatory rollbacks. “I’ve spent two decades studying the transformations that take place under the cover of disaster,” writes Naomi Klein. “I’ve learned that one thing we can count on is this: During moments of cataclysmic change, the previously unthinkable suddenly becomes reality.”
Naomi Klein is the award-winning author of the international bestseller, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, translated into 28 languages. She writes an internationally syndicated column for The Nation magazine and the Guardian newspaper. She is a former Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics and holds an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws from the University of King’s College, Nova Scotia. Her book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism was published worldwide in 2007.
Tags: Community, Compassion, Coronavirus, Disaster Capitalism, Economy, Empathy, Epidemics, Health, Naomi Klein, Pandemic, Predatory Capitalism, Public Health, Science, Science and Medicine, Sharing, Trade, United Nations, WHO, World
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