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The Shock Doctrine

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In this fascinating documentary, Naomi Klein expains how the American “free market” policies have come to dominate the world for almost half a century. It suggests techniques developed by economist Milton Friedmen, have been used again and again throughout the world in order to exploit countries and socieites revelling in situations of extreme shock. By using the public disorrientation during these incidents of extreme grief and shock, they then respond with swift military action and pass dubious bills in light of the “extreme circumstances”. More releveant now than ever. #prayforparis

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Review by smithy 77

I just saw The Shock Doctrine. I have no problem with any of the ideas presented, and honestly have no real opinion this way or that. Every argument seems sound. However, if Ms. Klein counts 9/11 as an example of Shock tactics, doesn't that sort of imply that she thinks 9/11 was an inside job? A notion I find rather shaky, but still, I'm curious to see what someone else would think about it.

The movie also mentions, for instance, natural disasters used as a basis for these tactics. As silvergloss pointed out, the situation doesn't have to be orchestrated in order to profit from it. But the way the movie was edited, the time of the attack on Pentagon in particular did seem overly convenient...

Reviewed on December 02, 2015

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dude1 year ago

Had to watch three times before any of it became clear

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