Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Books: Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine

Recently, Marie started reading a book by Naomi Klein called The Shock Doctrine. Most often, it is rather hard to impress me with a good book on economics and politics since I do not trust either of them. Marie shared the impressions and ideas that come from this book and this time it really impressed me. The book tries to show how and why US “free markets” fight their way through the world by mostly making people miserable, creating wars to gain the power and money. The book explains how the United States helped to apply the shock and therapy to economics of several countries (e.g. Argentina, Poland, Russia (USSR)) and how it never really worked, pointing out that the whole world is going down the drain of corruption. This is an extremely informative book that might shake your understanding of good and bad guys, the ideas of globalization and who is good and bad in the area of economics.

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Anonymous said...

Это - капитализм, грязный капитализм!
Как говорят у них: "All about money"

Anonymous said...

Кстати "NoLogo" тоже неплохая ее книга.

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