The Shock Doctrine
- The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
- Narrated by: Jennifer Wiltsie
- Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-21-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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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 50 years.
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By Joel L Posner on 02-11-09
WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING!!!
Well, wonderful. Everybody is praising Naomi for her great work. After you're all done congratulating her, don't forget to dig in and get to work. Make sure everybody you know listens to this book. If only half of what she says is correct, then we are the evil empire. The evils done to the citizens of Iraq dwarf anything Hollywood can ever come up with. I am still conservative. But we need to get the spending power out of the hands of the Federal Government. We need to replace congress with men of courage and integrity who refuse funding from special interests.
Please don't say depressing, this book is infuriating and motivating. We can't afford to be depressed.
18 of 19 people found this review helpful
By Nika on 09-20-09
You can't be neutral...
The book is extremely well researched and well referenced. You don't get that from the audio book but the hard copy has pages and pages of references with every assertion being footnoted and linked to the original information source. The Shock Doctrine is very factual, hard-hitting, and packed with information you won't get from the sterilized, "politically-correct" and controversy-free mainstream and thus will be hard to swallow for those used to being brainwashed. It is a must read (not just listen) for everyone considering themselves a free thinker. If you are only getting the book on audio, I would strongly recommend the unabridged version.
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