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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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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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By librlrevolution - Mar 06 2013
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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.

Klein has some gross exaggerations and inaccuracies in her book.

By davidmesaaz - Mar 15 2009
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Klein fails to even mention that all but 3 countries (North Korea Cuba and Laos) have pushed for privatizations. Klein's ideal economy Sweden, is privatizing banks its stockmarket and pharmasueticals companies. In economic freedom Sweeden 64 out of a 174 countries ranks higher than China 132 out of 174. Klein says that China is a free market paradise and Sweden is a socialist dream.

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23 Ratings
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17
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0
1
5

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By librlrevolution - Mar 06 2013
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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.

Klein has some gross exaggerations and inaccuracies in her book.

By davidmesaaz - Mar 15 2009
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Klein fails to even mention that all but 3 countries (North Korea Cuba and Laos) have pushed for privatizations. Klein's ideal economy Sweden, is privatizing banks its stockmarket and pharmasueticals companies. In economic freedom Sweeden 64 out of a 174 countries ranks higher than China 132 out of 174. Klein says that China is a free market paradise and Sweden is a socialist dream.
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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Latest release on May 06, 2009

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Rank #1: A Film by Naomi Klein and Alfonso Cuaron

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Naomi Klein and "Children of Men" director Alfonso Cuaron present a short film directed by Jonas Cuaron, which illustrates the economic shock doctrine discussed in the book.

May 06 2009

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Rank #2: Part III, interview with Greg Grandon

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Greg Grandon and Naomi Klein talks about Naomi's new book - The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

May 06 2009

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Rank #3: Part I, interview with Greg Grandon

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Greg Grandon and Naomi Klein talk about Naomi's new book - The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

May 06 2009

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Rank #4: Part II, interview with Greg Grandon

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Greg Grandon and Naomi Klein talks about Naomi's new book - The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

May 06 2009

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