Naomi Klein‘s book
reveals an astonishing and factual account of
the evolution of a terrifying new economic model…
‘Free’ market policies,
where endless deregulation and privatization
massive growth for private business,
at a cost often of life and liberty to the less financially well endowed.
Analyzing in an objective manner
the methods employed and their achievements
over more than 30 years,
the economists practice could be summarized
in the Orwellian doublethinkist views that ;
War is Peace,
Death Is Life &
Greed is the Greatest Good.
Should possibly be compulsory reading
for Anyone who wants to Live.
Revealing how Milton Friedman‘s Monetarist Economic theories of
NeoLiberalism / NeoConservatism,
echoing the m.o. of Electro Shock Therapy
in its early years
which sought to erase the ailing personality all together and then
impose a new one on the blank slate,
has similarly sought initially to exploit and latterly to bring about and then exploit conditions of economic disaster in various nations.
Acting at the point similar to that when an individual looses all comprehension of who they are or what they should do,
the practitioners of Economic Shock Doctrine strike at the very moment when a nation is most disoriented and in need of assistance or support.
This is apparently the best time in response to their plea for help from the
(originally Humane and Humanitarian bodies protecting world society from the rise of any destructive economic forces)
for financial aid to repair disaster damage,
they provide such aid with strict conditions that the countries who asked
will open their markets,
deregulate their economies, sell of their assets and
surrender their present and long term futures to the global stock-markets.
Should they meet resistance to this wholesale colonial capitalization and economic genocide of formerly independent nation states,
This is the time to send in the Army, initially the national army but later as privatization at home (USA) began to pick up speed, an outsourced privatized army from mercenaries around the world was employed….
Stripping states of their democratically elected powers and their public utilities which were formerly held and employed on behalf of the nations people to further their economic independence and national standards of living, the ceaseless, heartless rise of the Machiavellian Monetarists devastatingly portrays the soulless and insatiable consequences of applying materialist economic values to humanist and environmental concerns.
Whilst the book does conclude with some hopeful outlooks
as the Latin Americas now recover
from their abuse under the economic Shock Therapy doctrines
and reject any further involvement with the IMF, WB or similar,
practicing an almost Scandinavian sort of Democratic Socialism
or Third Way,
as they helpfully share and supportively trade their resources with their neighbors outside and independent of the global stock market.
I would also recommended that
whilst somewhat out of date in its details and simpler in its portrayal,
in its general arguments
Economics as if People Mattered
is an excellent alternative approach to the economics
of a world worth living in.
Schumacher provides a series of
more inclusive, compassionate economic and business examples,
which would protect
individuals as well as the earth’s-eco and biosphere’s.
Such examples would simultaneously provide lives and societies with
meaning and value,
whilst ensuring that our common heritage
the sacred Earth,
of which we may one-day be honored to consider ourselves Guardians,
would flourish in perpetuity.
By Stone and Star,
Celestial Elf ~