Saturday, January 30, 2010

Book: Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein

A convincing argument that the forces of international capital take the opportunity after each disaster (economic, natural, or war) to push an agenda of privatization, free trade, deregulation, and reduced government spending.

But wow, does she give a ton of examples. It actually took me two tries to finish this book (despite having it for 6 weeks the first time), because I tired of reading about yet another country being ravaged by the Chicago School minions.

Still, given that it's the model for what Schwarzenegger's trying to do to California, the books gives an idea of what to expect.

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