What is Disaster Capitalism?

Coronavirus is a dangerous time for the economy – and nothing makes this clearer than having a Treasurer come out as a Margaret Thatcher fanboy.

Van takes us back to the 1980s to unravel the source of today’s economic inequality, stripped services and dislocation.

Sources & Credits:

“What is Disaster Capitalism?” Video by Van Badham and David Molloy, 2020 

Further Reading: 

Van Badham, “Australia doesn’t need Thatcher and Reagan’s neoliberal economics of misery” (Guardian, Monday 27 July, 2020)

Frank Bongiorno, The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia (2015)

Milton Friedman, Free To Choose (1980)

 Chris Harman, A People’s History of the World (2017 ed.)

Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007)

Peter Kornbluh, Still Hidden: A Full Record Of What the U.S. Did in Chile (Washington Post,

Sunday 24 October, 1999)

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