In this excerpt from "Disaster Capitalism," Antony Lowenstein examines how modern capitalism "guarantees unfairness and rewards greed," threatening society and the planet.
What makes a government shutdown even more likely now is that the White House, Republicans and Democrats are all staking out claims on a variety of issues.
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Alexander Means is Assistant Professor of Social and Psychological Foundations of Education at SUNY Buffalo State. He is the author of Schooling in the Age of Austerity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).