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Read Coronavirus Is the Perfect Disaster for ‘Disaster Capitalism’ (Vice)

Naomi Klein explains how governments and the global elite will exploit a pandemic.

Heritage Foundation met and came up with a wish list of “pro-free market” solutions to Katrina. We can be sure that exactly the same kinds of meetings will happen now— in fact, the person who chaired the Katrina group was Mike Pence.

Disaster capitalism is how private industries spring up to directly profit from a crisis.  The article doesn’t really give much examples here, but a couple we’ve seen already are the attempt to profit from vaccine patents, and medical equipment manufacturers hiding behind patents to keep schematics closed.

Disaster capitalism and coronavirus

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