Jul 07, 2010 · Before hurricane Katrina ravaged the city in 2005, New Orleans had one of the worst performing public school districts in. ... DISASTER CAPITALISM, DISASTER CAPITALISM!!! omg. Hurricane Katrina film Consequences of Hurricane Katrina: - Thousands stranded without food or water a. People hadn't eaten in five days Cause of the Disaster = failure of communication systems - FEMA claimed they could not help, did not understand what was specifically needed a. Brown = FEMA director = most criticized b. At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy, and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for fifty years. Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe [Antony Loewenstein] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Crisis? What crisis? How powerful corporations make a killing out of disaster Award-winning journalist Antony Loewenstein travels across the US Jan 26, 2010 · Disaster capitalism. ‘Helping Haiti’ has been a classic case of what the Canadian writer Naomi Klein calls ‘disaster capitalism’, where big powers use aid as a way of imposing free market arrangements and debt obligations on an enfeebled polity in desperate need of outside assistance.