Thanks to two obscure laws, those with the means to live there for half the year can skip out on taxes while the island struggles to rebuild after Hurricane Maria.
Author Naomi Klein teams up with other journalists, Puerto Rican organizational leaders and other activists to maintain focus on the embattled island.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has wasted no time using his territory’s recovery as an opportunity to push policy proposals that are right out of the “disaster capitalism” playbook.
As thousands leave the storm-stricken island for the mainland U.S., perhaps never to return, others are arriving: the disaster capitalists.
A video roundtable hosted by Truthdig Assistant Editor Alexander Reed Kelly explains why the IMF, Europe and Western corporations don’t have the country’s best interests at heart.
The aim of her new book on capitalism and climate change -- to rapidly get large numbers of previously unengaged people to agree that the leading wisdom is the very thing that is preventing humanity from saving itself -- is quixotic and urgent.The aim of her new book on capitalism and climate change—to rapidly get large numbers of previously unengaged people to agree that the leading wisdom is the very thing that is preventing humanity from saving itself—is quixotic and urgent.
By attacking "one of the most widely cited and celebrated ideas in modern business," the Harvard historian confirmed that American capitalists have embraced destruction as a method of progressBy attacking "one of the most widely celebrated ideas in modern business," the historian confirmed that American capitalists have embraced destruction as a method of progress.
We think of the financial crisis as a man-made calamity, and Hurricane Sandy as the malignant innocence of nature. But neither the notion of a man-made nor natural disaster quite captures how the power of a few and the vulnerability of the many determine what is really going on at ground level.
Higher education must be understood as a democratic public sphere -- a space in which education enables students to develop a keen sense of prophetic justice, claim their moral and political agency, utilize critical analytical skills, and cultivate an ethical sensibility through which they learn to respect the rights of others.
The governor of Michigan said Friday that the city of Detroit was in a state of "financial emergency" and announced that an independent overseer would be appointed to save it from collapse. However, the proposed solutions, which appear to consist mainly of spending cuts, inevitably mean more pain and suffering for Detroiters.