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Naomi Klein - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naomi_Klein - Klein spent much of her teenage years in shopping malls, obsessed with designer labels.[15] As a child and teenager, she found it "very oppressive to have a very public feminist mother" and she rejected politics, instead embracing "full-on consumerism".

Book: THE SHOCK DOCTRINE - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shock_Doctrine - Stephen Holmes criticizes The Shock Doctrine as naïve, and opines that it conflates, "'free market orthodoxy' with predatory corporate behaviour." - LMAO.

Book: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Changes_Everything - "the most momentous and contentious environmental book since Silent Spring."


Evil Tracey
eviltracey at 2015-06-21 03:32 (UTC) (Lien)
What Stephen Holmes neglects to mention is that the free market only comes into play when it's convenient for richies. I saw an article about Vancouver's real estate market (which is crazy stupid expensive for no good reason) that covers this point.


I read The Shock Doctrine years ago. I thought she made some good points (although I should note that less negative events, like the prospect of holding an Olympic Games, also seems to bring the shock doctrine into effect, too).
where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2015-06-21 18:05 (UTC) (Lien)
Naomi Klein is Canadian, yes? I LOVE IT! - I think she was naive when young, and then counter naive when older, and it was the latter that brought her fame.

(Unfortunately, I don't see a lot of counter-naive in the USA, so, she had what it takes to get noticed. That doesn't always mean she might be scientifically right, btw).

I am a bi fan of Klein. And, I happen to be posting another post on her - and YOUR COMMENT is going to be included, entirely, unless you oppose, in which case it will be erased.

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