Discuss the book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

  • 29 Oct 2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • Pauls Pizza Roma 5137 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX

This book is a few years old but in view of the catastrophe that is Houston I think it will be relevant. Besides there are several copies available at SAPL. Here is what Amazon has to say: 
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. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, 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.

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