disaster capitalism

noun

censorious the practice (by a government, regime, etc) of taking advantage of a major disaster to adopt liberal economic policies that the population would be less likely to accept under normal circumstances

Nearby words

  1. disassembler,
  2. disassociate,
  3. disassortative mating,
  4. disaster,
  5. disaster area,
  6. disastrous,
  7. disavow,
  8. disavowal,
  9. disband,
  10. disbar

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