After Words with Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein talked about her book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, published by Metropolitan Books. In her book… read more
Naomi Klein talked about her book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, published by Metropolitan Books. In her book she argues that in the wake of natural and manmade devestation economic reform is introduced to benefit investors and free market advocates while taking advantage of moments of collective disorientation. Ms. Klein focuses her criticism on Milton Friedman and the Chicago School of Economics, which she posits assisted in creating a model for the “shock doctrine” and presents examples for her argument by profiling the current situations in Iraq and New Orleans. The guest interviewer was Franklin Foer.
Naomi Klein writes a weekly column for The Nation and The Guardian. She is the author of No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies and Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate. Ms. Klein was formerly a fellow at the London School of Economics.
Franklin Foer is the editor of The New Republic. He is the author of How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization. Mr. Foer formerly covered Congress for U.S. News and World Report. close
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