The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism is a 2007 book by the Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein. In the book, Klein argues that neoliberal free market policies (as advocated by the economist Milton Friedman) have risen to prominence in some developed countries because of a deliberate strategy of "shock therapy". This Author: Naomi Klein. It's hard knowing if disaster capitalism had a role because peace was always precarious, the government offered little, and continued violence at least promised a chance for something better before and more than ever now given the choice between disaster capitalism and hope. Disaster Apartheid - A World of Green and Red Zones.
(POLICY) an extreme form of capitalism created in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. In some cases, as in Chile (1973), the disaster is a coup d'etat with the express purpose of imposing disaster capitalism. In other cases, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, it is a genuine natural disaster that literally kills. After some disasters, the authorities in some countries may well respond. The Iraq war is a shining and sickening example of the shock doctrine-disaster capitalism-free market complex. With the start of the war prominent journalist Thomas Friedman positively envisioned Iraq as a model of free market capitalism in the heart of the Arab-Muslim world.
Apr 23, 2012 · Naomi Klein on disaster capitalism Naomi Klein: I think it's a basic principle of journalism to follow the money. that Dick Cheney was in the business of privatizing the U.S. military before. “When Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld conflate what is good for Lockheed, Halliburton, Carlyle and Gilead with what is good for the United States and indeed the world, it is a form of projection with uniquely dangerous consequences.” The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. 2 likes. Like.
Jan 24, 2017 · This is the disaster capitalism blueprint, and it aligns with Trump’s own track record as a businessman all too well. Trump and Pence come to power at a time when these kinds of disasters.