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Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein on The Shock Doctrine, The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker Naomi Klein details what she calls the “the shock doctrine”: the use of public disorientation following massive collective shocks – wars, terrorists attacks, natural disasters – to push through highly unpopular economic policies. She explains how disaster capitalism – the rapid-fire corporate reengineering of societies that are reeling from shock – did not begin with September 11 but has been standard operating procedure for some time.
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