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  • The Shock Doctrine

  • The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
  • By: Naomi Klein
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wiltsie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
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In her ground-breaking reporting, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism". Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or 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.

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  • By Joel L Posner on 02-11-09


5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-09

One of the most eye opening books I've read in my life. Having just read Atlas Shrugged, a very philosophically pro-capitalist book, it was very insightful to hear about the flaws within an idea which enjoys overwhelming support in the United States. Our addiction to capitalism comes at a cost, and this book examines the line between capitalism and morality that we seek to walk. Extremely well written and researched, the writer connects the dots from the CIA mind control experiments in the 50s to U.S. funded Pinochet takeover of Chile, to the Yeltsin takeover of Russia, to the desecration of the Iraqi economy, to the pro counter-terrorist modern state of Israel. Definitely an eye opener and highly recommended.

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