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RFT Special – The Shock Doctrine

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Wisdom from the Web  :

As part of our Wisdom from the Web series, this week we present an interview Naomi Klein gave at the launch of her book Shock Doctrine. 125 more words

Show Notes

The Modern Shock Doctrine

Naomi Klein in her book ‘The Shock Doctrine’ (2007) demonstrated how neoliberalism was imposed on countries all over the world. For some, such as Chile, that involved invasions for others it was structural adjustment programmes. 444 more words

The Ukraine crisis: Links & comments 3/30/14

Elections are scheduled in Ukraine for May 25.   I don’t know how free and fair the elections will be or whether Ukrainians will have meaningful choices.  411 more words

International

Who in Ukraine will benefit from an IMF bailout?

Economists Michael Hudson and Jeffrey Sommers, in this informative interview with the Real News Network, said that most people in Ukraine will suffer, because the condition for an IMF loan will be lower living standards for a country already poor by European standards, higher taxes and fewer public services and a bankruptcy sale of the Ukraine’s rich farmland and other assets at bargain prices. 239 more words

Economy And Business

The Iraq War: Why We Really Did It

Michael Murry

I watched Rachel Maddow’s new documentary (“Why We Did It”) on why the U.S. went to war in Iraq in 2003.  Her answer was “oil,” which is true enough as far as it goes.  590 more words

US Politics

The shock doctrine in Ukraine

Naomi Klein, in her book, The Shock Doctrine, told how the global banking system took advantage of crises, and sometimes created crises, in order to force national leaders to accept policies against their will.   733 more words

Economy And Business