Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Shock Doctrine by Alfonso Cuarón and Naomi Klein

This film needs to be watched in total to get the connections being made, which is easy since it is only 6 minutes long. It is a promotion for a book, here is an article from The Times about the author and the piece. The central idea is very cogent, and I hope you will give it a moment of your time.

Enjoy your realizations,


[Article grabbed unceremoniously from The Mercury PDX blog, thanks for the find Erik]


barbara said...

"The zeal of the free-marketers is so great, Ms. Klein declares, that if a natural or financial disaster fails to materialize, economists and policy officials help precipitate one. In her book she quotes a speech delivered by the economist John Williamson in 1993: “One will have to ask whether it could conceivably make sense to think of deliberately provoking a crisis so as to remove the political logjam to reform.”"

...been waiting for this book to arrive - rather 'timely' too, given the upcoming 'crisis' of the financial markets. . .or will it be bin laden, with his beard 'dyed for war'. . .and there's always the wild card of a 'natural' disaster waiting to be cashed in. . .

and of course, the US is in the runup to an election. . . should be an(other) interesting year!

Kate said...

she's actually speaking here on the 6th. Course, I'll be there, not here. *sigh*

Bpaul said...

She's getting a lot of well-deserved press -- we got our Harper's Magazine today and she has a large article in there.

Important stuff.