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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Jan 04, 2009
An eye opener about Disaster Capitalism as the driving economic export of American economic doctrine first implemented by Ronald Reagan in Latin America. Milton Freedman is it's founder and started the Chicago School of Economics. We have exported this form of economic torture and destruction of the underclasses for the great enrichment of the upper-classes world wide. The book is well documented and a gripping, terrifying thrill ride into our darkest impulses. It is at the heart of the NeoCon movement in the Republican party. And this current economic collapse would have been it's finest moment if McCain had won the presidency. Hope we dodged this bullet. I am still reading it, hoping to commit it to memory. We need this knowledge in order to prevent it's rise again. It is economic fascism.
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January 4, 2009 – Shelved
January 4, 2009 – Finished Reading