Naomi Klein discusses 'The Shock Doctrine'11/07/07 Robert Lorei
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In her new book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Captalism, Naomi Klein looks at the trend of corporations profiting from war and disaster.
Based on four years of on-the-ground reporting, Klein reveals that our world is increasingly enthralled by a little understood free market ideology that is taking over the planet by systematically exploiting moments of disaster and trauma. This is "the shock doctrine." It is a strategy that has been evolving over the past 35 years.
Beginning with the late Milton Friedman, one of the most influential economists in the world, it has been developed by his many powerful followers, including Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney.