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The Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Naomi Klein; read by Jennifer Wiltsie

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09/18/2007

ISBN: 9781427200891

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In her ground-breaking reporting Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism." Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment", losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers.

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.

Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards: Best in Category, Warwick Prize for Writing Winner

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Praise for The Shock Doctrine

“A movement bible.” —The New York Times on No Logo

“Klein is a sharp cultural critic and flawless storyteller. Her analysis is thorough and thoroughly engaging.” —Newsweek.com on No Logo

About the author

Naomi Klein; read by Jennifer Wiltsie

Naomi Klein is the award-winning author of the acclaimed international bestseller No Logo and the essay collection Fences and Windows. An internationally syndicated columnist, with Avi Lewis she co-created the documentary film The Take.

Jennifer Wiltsie's many audiobook credits include reading Emily Giffin's Something Blue, Isla Morley's Come Sunday, Nick Hornby's Juliet, Naked, and Maeve Binchy's Quentins, which won an AudioFile earphones award.

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