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The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement s peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia, and Iraq. At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy, and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for fifty years.

You can learn more at www.shockdoctrine.com

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism Naomi Klein

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The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement s peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia, and Iraq. At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy, and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for fifty years.

You can learn more at www.shockdoctrine.com

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19 Ratings

navywxman ,

A look into Oz

Naomi like no other has pulled the curtain back to reveal the free market for what it really is. Far from an economic miracle or functioning by the invisible hand of an economic wizard, it is a fraud run by corrupt little men who seek to dominate the globe and they do it by preying on some of the worst moments in human events. There is no free market only economic parasitism of, by, and for the wealthy elites.

librlrevolution ,

???

I listened to all three of the audio portions of this podcast and am now dumber for it. The historical innacuracies are so blatantly huge that it's absurd. She is attempting to demonize Milton Friedman by falsely associating him with Pinochet. Leftist had tried to do this very same thing in the 70s and failed. Friedman met with him once and never in his life claimed Chile to be any sort of a bastion of free markets. You can't attribute students misuse of their education on the teacher. What Freidman believed in was basically the economic system of the US prior tho the regressive and neoliberal movement of the early 20th century.
It's also very disengenuous to to blame Isreal for their own defense spending when every country in the region is trying to destroy them for the simple fact that they exist. Of they didn't, they wouldn't be here.

Jafre ,

This podcast is the real shock doctrine. Tries to shock into believing BS

Naomi Klein has created a poorly researched and poorly thought out argument in her little theory here. A few things to keep in mind, Naomi Klein is a college dropout journalist, not an economist or even a sociologist or anything related to what she is talking about. Now, not everyone has to be an expert to make a good point, but it sort of lends credibility. Furthermore, she's a Canadian. That wouldn't matter, but most of this criticism is aimed at America and Americans. Just ought to consider the source. This is outright propaganda. The video makes several outright lies and undocumented or proven claims. I have personally read Dr. Friedman's books and watched his PBS series, Freedom to Choose. There was no shock that converted me to his theories, just very very logically argued claims, and sound reasoning. It is what is called self evident. Not to mention, Dr. Friedman carries on a tradition stretching back far longer than what Klein claims. His is in line with Adam Smith, the founder of modern economists, John Locke, JS Mill, many of our founders, the Austrian school of economics, and pretty much the long line of liberal economic theory. Naomi follows a newer, less grounded school of Keynesianism and borderline Marxism. The free market school has accomplished far more than the central planning school. This is a case of looking through all the great benefits of the free market, to find a few blemishes.

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