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by Antonia Juhasz

  • ISBN: 0715634674
  • Category: International
  • Subcategory: Perfomance and Work
  • Author: Antonia Juhasz
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: DUCKWORTH G (May 25, 2006)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1883 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1458 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 677

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Antonia Juhasz (born 1970) is an American oil and energy analyst, author, journalist and activist. She has authored three books: The Bush Agenda (2006), The Tyranny of Oil (2008), and Black Tide (2011).

Antonia Juhasz (born 1970) is an American oil and energy analyst, author, journalist and activist. Juhasz earned her undergraduate degree in Public Policy at Brown University. She then earned her . degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University

The Bush Agenda is the first book to expose the Bush Administration's radical economic agenda for global domination. Antonia Juhasz is a leading oil industry, international trade, and finance policy expert. She is the author of The Bush Agenda.

The Bush Agenda is the first book to expose the Bush Administration's radical economic agenda for global domination. She is a director at Global Exchange in San Francisco, California.

In The Bush Agenda, Antonia Juhasz exposes a radical corporate globalization agenda that has been refined by leading members and allies of the Bush administration over decades and reached its fullest.

In The Bush Agenda, Antonia Juhasz exposes a radical corporate globalization agenda that has been refined by leading members and allies of the Bush administration over decades and reached its fullest, most aggressive implementation under George W. Bush-and Bush Agenda adherents plan for it to outlast him. Juhasz uncovers the history and key role of . corporations in the creation of this agenda-focusing on Bechtel, Lockheed Martin, Chevron, and Halliburton-then presents the Iraq War as its most brutal application to date.

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Последние твиты от Antonia Juhasz (niaJuhasz). Scripps Fellow at the CU Center for Environmental Journalism. Writing a book on the end of the fossil fuel era. Bylines incl

Последние твиты от Antonia Juhasz (niaJuhasz). Bylines incl. Rolling Stone, Harper's, CNN, Ms.

Antonia Juhasz is a leading energy analyst, author, and investigative journalist specializing in oi. Antonia is the author of three books: Black Tide (2011), The Tyranny of Oil (2008), and The Bush Agenda (2006).

Antonia Juhasz is a leading energy analyst, author, and investigative journalist specializing in oil. An award-winning writer, her articles appear in Rolling Stone, Harper’s Magazine, Newsweek, The Atlantic, CN. om, The Nation, Ms. Magazine, The Advocate, Pacific Standard Magazine, and many more. Antonia is a 2019/2020 Ted Scripps Fellow at the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder where she is writing a book on the end of the fossil fuel era.

In The Bush Agenda, Antonia Juhasz exposes a radical corporate globalization agenda that has been refined by leading members and allies of the Bush administration. The Bush Agenda is the first book to expose the Bush Administration's radical economic agenda for global domination, a plan more extreme, unilateral and audacious than any of his predecessors, a plan that has created the greatest level of violent opposition to America and Americans in recent history.

Freelance Investigative Journalist Oil & Energy.

Comments

Goldfury Goldfury
The players include both Bushes, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Zalmay Khalilzad, and Scooter Libby. These people held various position in the government and could always be counted on to do what they could to advance George's position. The agenda included "freer trade for a freer world" which translates to "economic policies designed to support key U.S. multinational corporations."
"Free trade" means "economic policies to expand rights of multinational companies and investors.to operate in more locations with fewer regulation and less commitment. This will amass great wealth which will filter (trickle) down." Called by critics "corporate globalization."
Fomand Fomand
Antonia Juhasz has done a brilliant job of research in detailing the Bush administrations' collusion with certain elements of big business to capture the worlds' assets for the ecocomic enrichment of the few.Many pages,of ms Juhasz excellent text are allocatted to the economic enrichment of companies, such as Halliburton, due to "sweethearts contracts",and the list goes on and on.Very well researched and I recommend it to ALL AMERICANS.
thrust thrust
Very well researched and written by an inside player. Brings to light the behind the scenes programs and policies affecting the global economy, at home and abroad. Scary, and informative. A must read for anyone wondering why the world is on the path it is currently.
Pipet Pipet
Antonia was on Democracy Now and I was impressed by her clarity. It also comes through in her writing. Excellent communicator with the experience and knowledge to lead the reader through the devastating effects of privatization.
Mardin Mardin
This book is very well written, researched, and documented - full of facts, names, figures, places, events, actions, statistics, policies, etc., and is essential for understanding the motives and driving force behind the U.S. invasion of Iraq. From the beginning, there was a hidden agenda behind it-- a set of goals, special interests, and priorities that lay concealed from the American public. According to Antonia Juhasz, the motivation for invading Iraq was not really about weapons of mass destruction, 9-11 involvement by Hussein, fighting terrorism, dictatorship, or remaking Iraq into a democracy. Instead, it was about money, greed, and corporate profits - about the hegemonic invasion of multi-national corporations looking for contracts, resources, and markets in the Middle East - about the wholesale privatization of state run enterprises - about multi-national corporate takeover of Iraq's economy.
This was a new strain of imperialism derived and concocted from the think tanks and planning committees of neo-cons like Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, DIck Cheney, etc., and their friends at the Defense Policy Board, Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, and the Project for the New American Century. After the Iraqi economy and infrastructure were destroyed by a preemptive military invasion, multi-national corporations and defense contractors like Halliburton, Lockheed Martin, Bechtel, etc. move in and rebuild the war-torn economy and infrastructure. The U.S. government grants the contracts, the multi-nationals reap the profits as they are paid by U.S. taxpayers - a neat little package that redistributes wealth from middle class U.S. taxpayers to multi-national corporations.
Before the invasion, Iraq had a constitution much like the U.S. Constitution, which included freedom of religion, expression, and association and a guarantee of equality before the law for all citizens without discrimination because of sex, blood, language, social origin or religion. And Iraq, despite the dictatorship of Hussein, had the highest percentage of college-educated citizens in the Middle East with above average overall literacy rates, and fared much better demographically than most developing nations of the world. (Page 198, 199) But with the U.S. occupation, all that changed, as the nation was plunged into a religious civil war between Sunnis and Shiites, with the Bush Administration aligning with the Shiites. This destabilization of the Iraqi economy and society ultimately led to the rise of ISIS - a faction of Sunnis using terrorism to fight the Shiites and U.S. occupation forces.. The end result has been a furtherance of terrorism in the entire Middle East - a direct result of the flaws, failures, and immorality of the Bush Agenda.
A product of this corporate free trade globalization has not only eroded sovereignty for Iraq, but other nations, including the U.S. "Since its creation, the WTO has ruled that every environmental, health, or public safety policy it has reviewed, except one, is illegal and must be eliminated or changed. While developing country laws have been hit the hardest, U.S. laws designed to protect health and environmental standards have also fallen by the wayside. Both the U.S. Clean Air Act and the U.S. Endangered Species Act have been weakened as a result of WTO rulings." (Pg. 221)
These so-called free-trade agreements are now preventing countries from addressing issues like global warming.
In short, the invasion and occupation of Iraq works basically as a corporate welfare scheme to transfer U.S. Treasury revenue to multi-national corporations, thereby driving up federal deficits and national debt. The Bush Agenda is essentially criminal and this will become clear to anyone who reads and understands the book. A very alarming trend in American foreign and economic policy, the Bush Agenda is still operative and is costing U.S. taxpayers trillions. This book is highly recommended for understanding not only what went wrong in Iraq, but the spoils system and level of corruption imparted by the crony capitalism ingrained within The Bush Agenda.
Flamekiller Flamekiller
At the center of the Bush Agenda is the argument that free trade will bring freedom, peace, and prosperity to the world. Juhasz, however, believes that "free trade" is shorthand for a number of economic policies that expand the rights of multinational corporations and investors to operate in more locations under less regulations. The result is increased inequality both within and between nations.

IMF/World Bank loans have been used to force privatization of utilities, trade liberalization, "user fees" (eg. for health care, education, water, etc.), restricting local government ability to control prices and interest rates, and elimination of agricultural subsidies. The outcome, however, has been less than wonderful.

In 1970, when IMF and World Bank loans began in Zambia, life expectancy was 49.7 years - in '01 it was 33.4 (lowest in the world). In Russia's case, IMF rules led to a 50% reduction in average income within four years, and output decline of over 40% from '92-'98, and poverty rates soared from 2% to almost 50%. Argentina privatized, then saw the value of its currency rise -> uncompetitive exports, mass layoffs, and loss of health coverage.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the U.S. lost 3 million manufacturing jobs during NAFTA; meanwhile cheap, heavily subsidized U.S. agriculture flooded Mexico. NAFTA also stopped guaranteed land rights to indigenous people. Bottom Line: 1.5 million people were forced off their land and out of work, and the average real wages in Mexican manufacturing is now lower than pre-NAFTA.

General Garner was summarily fired in Iraq after disagreeing with many radical Bush administration proposals, such as privatization of Iraq's 192 state-owned companies - he argued that Iraqis should determine their own economic fate. Bremer, his replacement, then ordered all Baath party members holding any position in the top three layers of management in every government ministry and other government institutions (eg. universities and hospitals) removed - about 120,000. (Five months later he allowed case by case reviews.) He then dissolved the Iraqi army and intelligence services, forcing another 500,000 out of work, and into an environment of 50-70% unemployment. (Also antagonized their families - about 2.4 million total.) Bremer next suspended all tariffs, duties, etc. for goods entering or leaving Iraq - devastating local producers (U.S. subsidized wheat and rice producers benefited.) He then went on to stop subsidies, exempted Coalition forces and contractors from Iraqi laws and taxes, replaced Iraq's progressive tax with a flat tax, rewrote its patent, trademark, and copyright laws to ensure access and protections to foreign products, allowed foreign ownership of Iraqi firms and prohibited local preference laws, and allowed unrestricted repatriation of profits out of Iraq. Then U.S. contractors brought in a large number of Americans at much greater cost than hiring locals, further angering them. Finally, Bremer had final approval over all political candidates. And we wonder why they don't like us!

The author's recommendations focus on Iraq - get our army, consultants and contractors out, and cancel their debts.

Excellent material, easily readable.