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December 29, 2007

Shock Economics - Arm Yourself With Information

-- by Dave Johnson

After a traumatic event people are in shock. And that is when the capitalists push through a series of radical changes to the system, all in their favor, before citizens get a chance to catch their breath, understand what is happening to them, and fight back. For example, since 9/11 how many things have changed here in favor of the big corporations and against the citizens? (The Department of Homeland Security prohibited unions and outsourced all those government workers. The war in Iraq. The Constitution no longer means anything. Oil company profits are beyond belief, etc...)

Watch this short film about Naomi Klein's book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism:

This short film concludes that the best defense is to arm yourself with information. To that end I strongly, strongly recommend that you watch the four-part series The Century of the Self.

Here is episode one, but it is so much better to go to the Google Video site and see it in higher resolution.

Go see Episode two
Episode three
Episode four

Posted by Dave Johnson at December 29, 2007 12:16 PM

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