Monday, September 22, 2008
Shock and Flawed
Hopefully you got a chance to see Naomi Klein this past Friday night on Real Time with Bill Maher. Klein's a damn smart lady who turned an insightful and chilling 2003 essay on the goal of the war in Iraq, called Baghdad Year Zero, into a book detailing what she's dubbed "disaster capitalism."
The theories she advanced in The Shock Doctrine -- that the right often seizes upon catastrophic events to push through policies that will turn a big profit for their corporate overlords -- are once again on display in the wake of Wall Street's implosion.
Read it and weep.
(The Huffington Post: Now is the Time to Resist Wall Street's Shock Doctrine/9.22.08)