Disaster Capitalism

Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Resident Alyssa Medina reacts while looking over the charred remains of her family home during the LNU Lightning Complex fire in Vacaville, California on August 23, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images)
With over 100,000 people displaced by wildfires raging across California, Baupost Group collected more than $3 billion in July after betting on insurance claims against embattled utility company PG&E.
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Flares burning off gas at Belridge Oil Field and hydraulic fracking site, which is the fourth largest oil field in California.
"Polluters fought hard for kickbacks in the first coronavirus stimulus package...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
An intensive care nurse treat a patient at intensive care unit at the Klinikum Bad Hersfeld hospital on March 20, 2020 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany.
One analysis found people in the U.S. "with employer coverage who are admitted...

Further

With Change.org dropping two ostensibly education reform groups that had taken union-busting stands, a broader look at the corporate co-opting of progressive organizations - aka "playing them at the edges" - in the name of corporate "philanthropy." When doing good becomes a market commodity, we thus arrive at the "human capital" movement.

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