William Goodes Journal- Disaster Capitalism

What are some handy management skills?

Well, one skill that some multinational management teams (or whoever takes this path can do) is to know how to make a packet when disaster strikes, during someone else’s disaster of course. There is an actual term for it politically it’s called “disaster capitalism”.

Small organisations should they be inclined and capable of a watered down version, can do this too. The bigger private corporations who have the skills and resources become involved with aid agencies who gather the funds. Then the multinational corporations use their experience to distribute and organise the $’s, of course.

The honeymoon doesn’t last long for the population involved in the disaster. The money given by citizens from around the world is ear marked into going into capital expenditure for the private contractors.

We as ordinary citizens are way behind (or should I say wouldn’t go there ethically) in what some people are capable of to make big bikkies.

Chasing the dollar is what it is all about. There are some real charmers in this world.

Here is a real world example from the Age yesterday concerning aceh.

William Goode’s Journal – Coal Seam Gas Industry At It Again

It looks like we’ve entered an even more blatant area of lying. To catch the advantage politicians and businesses, who we wonder about at the best of times, are using blatant lies to attempt to fool the public. The Coal Seam Gas Industry are putting a new add out to convince the public of their worth. This is what “Get Up” has found out.

You can register your own advice to the The Coal Seam Gas Industry here.

“We’ve been waiting for this moment – the CSG industry’s just been caught blatantly lying about the safety of coal seam gas mining by Australia’s peak scientific body, the CSIRO.

Part of a new multi-million dollar advertising campaign, the offending ad says: ‘CSIRO and government studies have shown that groundwater is safe with coal seam gas’. But that’s a lie and the CSIRO flatly rejects it. They issued this sharp rebuke to APPEA, the CSG lobby group running the ad:

“At no time has CSIRO made such a statement, and nor do the results of CSIRO research support such a statement. CSIRO has stated on the public record that coal seam gas extraction is likely to pose a ‘low risk’ to groundwater quality through contamination. CSIRO has also indicated that groundwater levels will fall as a consequence of coal seam gas extraction. In some places this could see aquifer levels subside by tens of metres for tens of years; in others it is likely to reduce aquifer levels by several metres for several hundred years.” [1]

APPEA has dismissively stated they have “taken CSIRO’s comments on board”[2] as they develop a plan to reach as many Australians as possible with the new campaign. The recklessness of saying CSG is safe when Australian lives, land and water are at risk is outrageous”.

[1] ‘CSIRO rejects claims made by APPEA regarding groundwater and coal seam gas’. CSIRO Press Release, 4 September, 2012.
[2] Rick Wilkinson, Twitter.com, 4 September, 2012.