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4th Nov '16 8:51:39 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' has the mayor, who's more of a Politician with Vested Interests, but with a focus on all of the town's businesses and how they'll suffer if everybody avoid the place due to a shark panic on the Fourth of July. In the movie, the portrayal is of a man who just can't grasp the seriousness of the situation until a shark attack finally occurs in broad daylight while his grandchildren are at the beach. In the book, however, he is just a puppet of the local Mafia, who profit from the town's businesses and just don't care whether there is a shark or not.

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* ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' has the mayor, who's more of a Politician with Vested Interests, but with a focus on all of the town's businesses and how they'll suffer if everybody avoid the place due to a shark panic on the Fourth of July. In the movie, the portrayal is of a man who just can't grasp the seriousness of the situation until a shark attack finally occurs in broad daylight while his grandchildren are at the beach. In [[Literature/{{Jaws}} the book, book]], however, he is just a puppet of the local Mafia, who profit from the town's businesses and just don't care whether there is a shark or not.
8th Oct '16 12:41:21 PM WillKeaton
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* In more recent years, a similar concept known as disaster capitalism was coined by alter-globalist writer Naomi Klein in her book ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shock_Doctrine The Shock Doctrine]]''.

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* In more recent years, a similar concept known as disaster capitalism was coined by alter-globalist writer Naomi Klein in her book ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shock_Doctrine The Shock Doctrine]]''.Doctrine.]]''
7th Jun '16 8:06:27 PM TrustBen
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* Richard Pritchard, the Vector Petroleum executive in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Under the Lake", insists on keeping the craft underwater so he can claim both the oil he thinks is there and the alien artifacts. This after a ghost kills Captain Moran. [[spoiler: Pritchard himself is next.]]

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10th May '16 6:11:53 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_broken_window Parable of the Broken Window]] was created by the French libertarian economist Frederic Bastiat, to explain why destroying things ended up being false economy.
* In more recent years, a similar concept known as the 'Shock Doctrine' or 'disaster capitalism' was coined by alter-globalist writer Naomi Klein.

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_broken_window Parable of the Broken Window]] was created by the French libertarian classical liberal economist Frederic Frédéric Bastiat, to explain why destroying things ended up being false (be it through war, planned obsolescence, or otherwise) was not a productive way of boosting the economy.
* In more recent years, a similar concept known as the 'Shock Doctrine' or 'disaster capitalism' disaster capitalism was coined by alter-globalist writer Naomi Klein.Klein in her book ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shock_Doctrine The Shock Doctrine]]''.
10th May '16 6:03:14 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Breckinridge 'Breck' Scott, the CorruptCorporateExecutive from ''Literature/WorldWarZ''. He and his company produces Phalanx, a supposed cure for [[TheVirus Solanum]] which, quite obviously, doesn't work. He even gloats about how much people knows that Phalanx is a sham, yet still buys it.

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* Breckinridge 'Breck' Scott, the CorruptCorporateExecutive from ''Literature/WorldWarZ''. He and his was the head of a pharmaceutical company produces that produced Phalanx, a supposed cure vaccine for [[TheVirus Solanum]] which, quite obviously, doesn't work. He that actually ''did'' work... that is, against ''rabies'', which is what the media was initially attributing the zombie outbreaks to. All it did against Solanum was allow society to keep blissfully ignoring the emerging ZombieApocalypse until it was too late. In his interview afterwards, done at the Antarctic bunker where he'd been holed up for years (even after the zombies were beaten, given that the the US will arrest him if he ever returns home), he even gloats about how much people knows he knew that Phalanx is was a sham, yet still buys it.
and blames everybody who bought it for being [[TheSocialDarwinist dumb enough to think that it worked without doing their own research]].
15th Oct '15 2:46:12 AM 69BookWorM69
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* Speaking of ''Film/TheToweringInferno'', the developer James Duncan tries to thwart both the architect and the city's fire chief when they urge the top floor be evacuated during the opening gala due to the fire some stories below. Duncan even tries to pull rank on the fire chief by mentioning the presence of a U.S. senator; the chief retorts that in an emergency, he outranks everyone there.

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* Speaking of ''Film/TheToweringInferno'', the developer James Duncan tries to thwart both the architect and the city's fire chief when they urge the top floor be evacuated during the opening gala due to the fire some stories below. (An evacuation would clearly and embarrassingly undercut his previous public assertions that this record-breaking building was safe.) Duncan even tries to pull rank on the fire chief by mentioning the presence of a U.S. senator; the chief retorts that in an emergency, he outranks everyone there.
15th Oct '15 2:39:38 AM 69BookWorM69
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* Speaking of ''Film/TheToweringInferno'', the developer James Duncan tries to thwart both the architect and the city's fire chief when they urge the top floor be evacuated during the opening gala due to the fire some stories below. Duncan even tries to pull rank on the fire chief by mentioning the presence of a U.S. senator; the chief retorts that in an emergency, he outranks everyone there.
30th Apr '15 3:21:44 PM DeepRed
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If you've seen a DisasterMovie or Monster Movie, you've seen this trope. There's an oncoming disaster and TheHero is trying to get everyone to see the CassandraTruth. Problem is that there's this one Suit With Vested Interests in something that's going to suffer if the disaster comes about. He'll argue against people believing the hero or an IgnoredExpert, he'll try to convince people that they are safe with ''his'' product and he'll try to stop word from getting further so that the stock prices don't sink all the while the boat does.

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If you've seen a DisasterMovie or Monster Movie, you've seen this trope. There's an oncoming disaster and TheHero is trying to get everyone to see the CassandraTruth. Problem is that there's this one Suit With Vested Interests in something that's going to suffer if the disaster comes about. He'll argue against people believing the hero or an IgnoredExpert, he'll try to convince people that they are safe with ''his'' product and [[WhileRomeBurns he'll try to stop word from getting further so that the stock prices don't sink all the while the boat does.
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12th Sep '14 9:59:09 PM DeepRed
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_broken_window Parable of the Broken Window]] was created by the French libertarian economist Frederic Bastiat, to explain why destroying things ended up being false economy.
* In more recent years, a similar concept known as the 'Shock Doctrine' or 'disaster capitalism' was coined by alter-globalist writer Naomi Klein.
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30th Mar '14 1:16:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' has the mayor, who's more of a Politician with Vested Interests, but with a focus on all of the town's businesses and how they'll suffer if everybody avoid the place due to a shark panic on the Fourth of July. In the movie, the portrayal is of a man who just can't grasp the seriousness of the situation until a shark attack finally occurs in broad daylight while his grandchildren are at the beach. In the book, however, he is just a puppet of the local Mafia, who profit from the town's businesses and just don't care whether there is a shark or not.
* ''Film/WhenTimeRanOut'', a volcano disaster movie by the same director as ''Film/TheToweringInferno'', has a hotel resort on a Pacific island being jealously guarded by a guy whose portrayal starts getting worse starting with some daddy issues, through hiding the evidence, ending with his fiancée leaving after she finds out he used her to get to her rich godfather, right up to locking himself in his hotel in hope of avoiding [[TooDumbToLive a river of lava]].



* ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' has the mayor, who's more of a Politician with Vested Interests, but with a focus on all of the town's businesses and how they'll suffer if everybody avoid the place due to a shark panic on the Fourth of July. In the movie, the portrayal is of a man who just can't grasp the seriousness of the situation until a shark attack finally occurs in broad daylight while his grandchildren are at the beach. In the book, however, he is just a puppet of the local Mafia, who profit from the town's businesses and just don't care whether there is a shark or not.





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\n* ''Film/WhenTimeRanOut'', a volcano disaster movie by the same director as ''Film/TheToweringInferno'', has a hotel resort on a Pacific island being jealously guarded by a guy whose portrayal starts getting worse starting with some daddy issues, through hiding the evidence, ending with his fiancée leaving after she finds out he used her to get to her rich godfather, right up to locking himself in his hotel in hope of avoiding [[TooDumbToLive a river of lava]].
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