Posted by: Michael D. Austin | January 25, 2017

The Trainwreck of Trump’s Disaster Capitalism

Photo courtesy of the Intercept_ and Naomi Klien

Photo courtesy of the Intercept_ and Naomi Klein

It was several years ago when I read Naomi Klein’s excellent book, “The Shock Doctrine:  The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” Now, with Narcissist-in-Chief Donald Trump and his number two man, Mike Pence, in office, we can expect the Trump administration to instantly begin staging actions from the disaster capitalist’s playbook. It’s gonna get way ugly before it ever gets better.

For those of us looking for foot- and hand-holds while scaling the parapets of the neofascist policies Trump is now doing his best to quickly build, I recommend reading Klein’s fresh essay about disaster capitalism in the Intercept_, titled, “Get Ready for the First Shocks of Disaster Capitalism.”

Gird your loins, people. It’s time to gear-up, and we must move quickly.


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