31 Jan '18, 8pm

'Disaster Capitalism Disguised as Progress': Critics Rip Trump Infrastructure Plan

'Disaster Capitalism Disguised as Progress': Critics Rip Trump Infrastructure Plan By Jake Johnson President Donald Trump has repeatedly declared that "Americans deserve the best infrastructure in the world," but—judging by policy blueprints that have emerged from the White House in recent days—critics argue that Trump is actually planning to deliver a heavy dose of "disaster capitalism" that will hand construction projects to corporate America while running roughshod over people and the environment. In a statement following Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday—during which he vaguely called for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan—Food and Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter denounced the president's misleading rhetoric and argued that his infrastructure proposals amount to little more than "a giveaway to cronies and financiers" that will force states to...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/trump-infrastructure-plan-253030...

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