In this excerpt from "Disaster Capitalism," Antony Lowenstein examines how modern capitalism "guarantees unfairness and rewards greed," threatening society and the planet.
After eight years of complaining about "Obama deficits," Republicans are proposing huge tax cuts that deny the government $2 trillion of revenue.
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Steve Horn is a freelance investigative journalist, and a researcher and writer at DeSmogBlog.
Sarah Blaskey is a freelance journalist based in Madison, Wisconsin, and a former volunteer at the WORT Community Radio Station in Madison.