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"At the most chaotic juncture in Iraq'' civil war, a new law is unveiled that will allow Shell and BP to claim the country's vast oil reserves Immediately following September 11, the Bush Administration quietly outsources the running of the 'War on Terror' to Halliburton and Blackwater After a tsunami wipes out the coasts of Southeast Asia, the pristine beaches are auctioned off to tourist resorts New Orleans residents, scattered from Hurricane Katrina, discover that their public housing, hospitals and schools will never be re-opened." Klein not only kicks butt, she names names, notably economist Milton Friedman and his radical Chicago School of the 1950s and 60s which she notes "produced many of the leading neo-conservative and neo-liberal thinkers whose influence is still profound in Washington today." Stand up and take a bow, Donald Rumsfeld.
There's little doubt Klein's book--which arrived to enormous attention and fanfare thanks to her previous missive, the best-selling No Logo, will stir the ire of the right and corporate America. It's also true that Klein's assertions are coherent, comprehensively researched and footnoted, and she makes a very credible case. Even if the world isn't going to hell in a hand-basket just yet, it's nice to know a sharp customer like Klein is bearing witness to the backroom machinations of government and industry in times of turmoil. --Kim Hughes
This book reinforces many of my long-held beliefs regarding the destructive effects of the "global economy", while providing the results of extensive research and... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Alfred Reynolds
insightful and comprehensive provision of a deep understanding of world events!Published 3 days ago by keith d milne
I remember when I bought this book years ago how I thought , based on the title, that it wouldn't be as layered as it turned out to be. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Paul Richardson
excellent read, informed, interesting dismemberment of Milton Friedman's economic theory as put into practice in various countries around the world, along with much more on what... Read morePublished 5 days ago by history fan
This book covers essential issues in great compelling prose style similar to NPR (if NPR were hard-hitting and wasn't such intelligentsia-washing PR for... Read more
Much needed explanation of what has happened to our financial system.Published 9 days ago by Whatever
The problem with this book is Klein is not that good of a writer. I found myself struggling to get through it. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Susan Nunes