The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Captialism

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Captialism, by Naomi Klein

This book explores our species’s tendency to allow decisions to be made for us when shocked – a sense of desperate disorientation searching for whatever leadership comes first.  This biological phenomenon has now been turned into a philosophy of obtaining and maintaining power over the masses.

The book explores how governments, economists and corporations have adopted a shock doctrine to grow more power, more money and more control over the very structure of our new global system.  From hurricanes to the shock-and-awe “war on terror”, natural and manufactured shock is now being used to keep us in perpetual shock, allowing powers that be to maintain control and further push us into a system that serves the interests of the few.

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