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12 September 2007

Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctine

Excerpt and video; click above.

Later: Found the vid on YouTube:




More here at Naomi Klein's site.

And further video and audio clips, taken from her site:
Democracy Now!

Naomi Klein on BBC's Business Daily, September 12, 2007
Naomi discusses the staggering growth of the homeland security industry. Otto Reich, who served in George W. Bush's first administration, follows and debates Naomi's ideas.

Naomi Klein on CBC's The Current

Economist Milton Friedman once said, "Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around."

It is this theory that journalist Naomi Klein explores in her new book: The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. In it Klein argues that instability is being both fostered and used as a way to engage in policies of economic engineering around the world whether in Pinochet's Chile or today, in Iraq. Her book is provocative, and will surely be controversial and Naomi Klein joined us in our Toronto studio.

Finally, two playlists of Klein speeches:




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