This is the documentary The Shock Doctrine based on the book by Naomi Klein. It’s got kind of a made for television vibe, and it’s definitely no substitute for the book which was one of the most shocking books i’ve ever read, but i’s a good start. Click to hear her thoughts on Occupy Wall Street.
In the Days before this talk, journalist Naomi Klein was on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico, looking at the catastrophic results of BP’s risky pursuit of oil. Our societies have become addicted to extreme risk in finding new energy, new financial instruments and more … and too often, we’re left to clean up a mess afterward. Klein’s question: What’s the backup plan?
After reading No Logo and The Shock Doctrine i’ve grown a massive respect for this woman. She’s an amazing researcher, and she’s great at finding the really important data that tells the real story of what’s really going on.