Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Shock Doctrine

I just finished reading Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein. First the references to the events and documents are well and clearly identified with resource information to allow fact checking. Second the facts matched my memory of the events as reported at the time. It really paints a clear picture of why my career seems to have been so tough in the last 10 years or so.

I think Ms. Klein has clearly identified the problem - politicians who have accepted a now failed economic theory and who can not or will not reexamine that theory in light of real experience. She also identified that the middle ground between the two competing theories has been the most productive in the past.

Read this book.

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