The strategy of economic shock by Naomi Klein

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The strategy of economic shock by Naomi Klein




by Christophe » 28/11/11, 13:13

Here I finally saw the shock strategy N. Klein spoke some here a while.

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Quick summary: (Thin finally not so fast)

I thought it was a more general documentary on the manipulation of populations and public opinion by subjecting them to psychological shocks. But in fact this concerns "only" the economic aspect ... well that's already a lot!

This concerns the doctrines of Milton Friedman http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Friedman , Namely as far as possible the disengagement of the state in the management of a country. That is most total liberalism: no price controls or salaries, officials kept to a minimum ...

For him, the freedom of the market economy is the only voice towards "real" democracy (in fact it's quite the opposite ...)

There is presented the well known examples of Chile and Argentina but also Tatcher not gone so far but obviously that has contributed to financial deregulation in 1986, because 1ère crash and economic crises that followed ...

The Falklands War seems quite "logical": it politically strengthened Tatcher considerably, who could not have done what she did without this victory. Would the CIA behind the Argentine on this one that ca not surprise me ...

After the case of the USSR is addressed and that of Iraq (last region is tested doctine ...).

the fun September 10, 2001Rumsfeld, defense minister, made a speech on the heaviness of the administration of the army in the Pentagon and the potential privatization of the latter, the next day the Pentagon takes a miss ... er forgiveness plane!

10 years later it's done almost!

Friedman wanted to liberalize many things except the army ... but the US did in Iraq: there are more mercenaries in Iraq since 2008 that of regular soldiers. And a mercenary not accountable to anyone ... except to his banker!

As the security market in the US has exceeded the audio visual entertainment.

My conclusion on "The strategy of shock": hyper liberalism does not work anywhere except in military dictatorship, it is synonymous with an enrichment of a very small minority and an impoverishment of the popular masses ... but it charms more and more political decision-makers, the current crisis and "austerity" is an application, at our European level, of this ultra-liberal doctrine ...

Another example: in 2010, Sarko wanting to privatize pensions was also quite logical in this ...
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by dedeleco » 28/11/11, 13:53

The title of the book is the Disaster Capitalism much clearer and comes to us with the € at the moment !!!!

It would be good to change the title of this post putting the book title disaster capitalism, not that the economic shockBut full of wars and calamities based on manipulations, lies, etc .. to read !!!
Moreover the book written in 2007 does not consider the 2008 and current crisis.
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by Christophe » 28/11/11, 13:56

I do not know the book: the video was shot in 2009 and it talks about the subprime crisis.

If you want to be a subject that presents the book, no problem!

Capitalism is not disastrous in any case ... so the current title suits me!
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by dedeleco » 28/11/11, 15:09

Nothing included in this book:
it's not an economic shock, but disasters
disaster capitalism does not mean that capitalism is still a disaster, but the strategy of a minority that manipulates to cause predictable disasters (deregulation), which multiply their profits enormously instead of an unhappy at 2 3%, as our savings !!!
Thus the current crisis in 2008 and current consequences of the €, and can be a war in Syria, then against Iran (against the Russians) are clearly a consequence of this minority that practice: disaster capitalism, much more profitable with full of dead which are not only economic !

The book stops 2007 was prescient and you have to change the title that does not correspond at all to N. Klein !!

And read the book in paperback Library !!
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by Christophe » 28/11/11, 15:21

The title corresponds to the documentary of Naomi Klein! I repeat: if you want to talk about his book: doing so in a subject!

The capitalism of the disaster is to liberalism what the Stalinist Communist is to Marxism.

The Stalinist USSR was considered a dictatorship even some Eastern bloc policies. See the recent film: the lives of others about East Germany ...

In short you need to remember is that economic extremes operate only dictatorship.
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by dedeleco » 28/11/11, 15:24

It's not that, nothing to do with Marxism or dictatorships, but democratic manipulations much more subtle than dictatorships !!
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by Christophe » 28/11/11, 15:38

Well that's what I thought saw the title but the documentary is finally focused on the economy ...

Have you seen him?
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by Ahmed » 28/11/11, 20:12

Expensive ChristopheWhen you set out:
hyper liberalism walk anywhere except military dictatorship, it is synonymous with enrichment of a small minority and the impoverishment of the masses ...

Wouldn't it be better to write: "hyper liberalism can only succeed in imposing itself totally under a military dictatorship, since it is synonymous with the enrichment of a very small minority and the impoverishment of popular masses ... "

Naomi Klein has the immense merit to have deciphered through numerous historical examples, repetitive work process: the strategy of shock.
In doing so it has seized a moment of capitalism, one of its faces and not the friendliest!
However, assert that "Capitalism is not disastrous in any case ..."is to believe that certain more lovable phases (considered from a rather narrow point of view) are dissociable from the global evolution.
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by Christophe » 28/11/11, 22:01

If you're absolutely right ... but the basic idea remains the same. Ultimately it is kif kif!

Not understand your last sentence, you can rephrase please?
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by Ahmed » 29/11/11, 18:42

If you're absolutely right ... but the basic idea remains the same. Ultimately it is kif kif!

It's close, actually, but the meaning is, however, quite different: the shape and accuracy are important.
Victor Hugo did he not say: "The shape is the bottom that rises to the surface"?
Not understand your last sentence, you can rephrase please?

To affirm that "Capitalism is not disastrous in all cases ..." is to pass a judgment on a particular period (which can therefore be favorable, in a limited space-time frame), without considering the whole of its evolution or on the assumption that it is a random sequence of various configurations ...
It's a bit like the joke of the guy who falls from the twentieth floor, to the one who is worried about his fate on the fourth, he replies: "For the moment, it's fine!". : Lol:
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