15 Playbook Strategies Corporatists and Conservatives Use to Strip Mine America and Erode Democracy

There is a playbook with a collection of tools and strategies conservatives use to erode democracy and strip mine the treasures, assets and strengths of the USA. They are almost always masked as changes aimed at serving democracy, the constitution, rights or capitalism. They are not separate. They are not coincidental. Naomi Klein described a […]

!5 Playbook Strategies Corporatists and Conservatives Use to Strip Mine America and Erode Democracy

There is a playbook with a collection of tools and strategies conservatives use to erode democracy and strip mine the treasures, assets and strengths of the USA. They are almost always masked as changes aimed at serving democracy, the constitution, rights or capitalism. They are not separate. They are not coincidental. Naomi Klein described a […]

Naomi Klein’s “The Shock Doctrine” and the Crisis of Capitalism

It has been three years since Naomi Klein’s book, “The Shock Doctrine – The Rise of Disaster Capitalism” was published. Since that time, capitalism’s economic crisis has metastasized, and part of Klein’s analysis has proven extremely useful in understanding much of the response of the capitalist politicians. Another part of her analysis has also been […]

Haiti Converting to Charter Schools: More Disaster Capitalism

The success of the New Orleans “disaster capitalism” project in which the public school system was taken over by charter schools during the re-building after Katrina, has led to similar developments in other destitute places of the world. Haiti, is a prime example. International philanthropy  is poised to rebuild the struggling country’s education system through loans […]

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A PERFECT STORM: Massive Ontario School Closures Seen as “Opportunity” by Privatizers

By Guest Blogger George Thompson Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine, outlines how “disaster capitalism” is geared to quickly take advantage of crises as opportunities to expand areas of profitable corporate activity. She cites how the New Orleans crisis brought about by Hurricane Katrina was instantly seized upon as an opportunity to replace public schools with […]