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Business Briefing: what breeds terrorism?

Business Briefing: what breeds terrorism?

The nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, which has killed 49 people and injured 53 others, has shocked the world. Details are still emerging about the shooter and his possible motivations but it has been described as both an act of hate, and terrorism.

Michael Jetter is a political economist who is studying both the way the media reports - and feeds into - the actions and aims of terrorists, as well as the socio-economic environment which fosters such individuals. The emerging picture is not what we may think.

A warning, this episode contains news reports of the shooting with graphic details. If you are upset and need to talk to someone, call Lifeline on 13 11 14

Additional music in the podcast from Kai Engel.

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