Open for Business: Toilet Paper and Disaster Capitalism

Open for Business: Toilet Paper and Disaster Capitalism

America Dissected: Coronavirus - April 3, 2020 - 23:47

Abdul dissects how hospitals are struggling under the surge of COVID patients, while writer Naomi Klein joins us to talk about the “shock doctrine” of disaster capitalism. We'll find out what disaster capitalism means, how it's affected past disasters and how human behavior perceives everything from toilet paper to corporate bailouts.

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The coronavirus is now a global pandemic. How did we get here? What went wrong? What do we do about it now? In season 2, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a physician and former city health commissioner, will keep you updated on what you need to know about COVID-19, what led us to this crisis in the first place, and what policies can lead us out. New episodes of America Dissected: Coronavirus every Tuesday & Friday.