Ebola Scare : ‘Disaster Capitalism’ at work ?

In her impassioned and informative book ”The Shock Doctrine : The Rise of Disaster Capitalism”, Naomi Klein reveals how the corporations who own the antidotes to deadly diseases (including the supposedly ”eradicated” smallpox) came to possess such dangerous monopoly power.
The answer is that it was handed to them by their privatising neo-con buddies in the White House, Whitehall and elsewhere.
A dominant player in this deadly business is Gilead, whose major shareholders include(d) none other than ”Mr Disaster Capitalism” himself : Donald Rumsfeld.
For the six years he held office as Secretary of Defence under President George W. Bush,  Rumsfeld had to leave the White House room whenever the talk turned to the possibility of Avian Flu treatment and the purchase of drugs for it. (His colleagues however, took good care of his interests). Rumsfeld is also a former CEO of the pharmaceutical corporation G. D. Searle & Company (now part of Pfizer).
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Corporate America wants to maintain a monopoly on life-saving drugs, and stifle efforts of foreign nations to obtain such products easily and affordably.
In ”Big Pharma: How the World’s Biggest Drug Companies Control Illness’ ‘ (2006)  British journalist Jacky Law exposes how major pharmaceutical companies determine which health  care problems are publicised and researched.
Outlining the history of the pharmaceutical industry , Law identifies the failure of a regulatory framework which disingenuously assumes that pharmaceutical companies always produce worthwhile products that society needs.
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” I no longer believe in the United States’ government. It has a terrible record when it comes to telling the truth on any serious subject,”
Film by Michael Winterbottom, based on Naomi Klein‘s terrifying book ‘The Shock Doctrine : https://mpbondblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/the-shock-doctrine/
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