Naomi Klein The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism PDF

Naomi Klein The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism PDF

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

In her ground breaking reporting from Iraq, Naomi Klein exposed how the trauma of invasion was being exploited to remake the country in the interest of foreign corporations She called it disaster capitalism Covering Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, and New Orleans post Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar People still reeling from catastrophe were In her ground breaking reporting from Iraq, Naomi Klein exposed how the trauma of invasion was being exploited to remake the country in the interest of foreign corporations She called it disaster capitalism Covering Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, and New Orleans post Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic shock treatment losing their land and homes to rapid fire corporate makeovers 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 By capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, Klein argues that 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

Title : The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Author :  Naomi Klein
Language : English
Isbn : 0805079831
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 558 pages

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