Shock Doctrine: Take advantage of crises to ram through unpopular policies

November 11, 2011 | By | Reply More

Naomi Klein’s “Shock Doctrine” is illustrated in this short video. The idea is that political leaders often take advantage of natural and manufactured crises–which cause many folks to become infantilized in response to the trauma–to ram through unpopular policies, quite often “free market” initiatives.

Klein’s idea has intrigued many, but also received mixed reviews from economists.

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Category: Corporatocracy, Free Market

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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