The Shock Doctrine – The rise of disaster capitalism

One of the best books I have read has to be Naomi Klein’s ‘The Shock Doctrine’. The book begins with a study into what are fundamentally abusive psychological therapies carried out between the 1950s and 1980s. These experiments were about reducing the patient to a bare shell of a person and reconstructing them as a completely new person. The book then moves on to how in modern economics, under the direction of one Milton Friedman, this theory has been applied to whole nations with seriously disastrous consequences. Well worth a read if you can pick up a copy but if not here is a short video that will give you a good taste of what to expect.


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